IT’S PLAY TIME
Exciting ideas for children’s play areas
1 GOING UP
This garden designed by Karen Gardelli features a pretty double-storey playhouse built by Benny’s Creative Woodworkz.
Set among the trees, it has a storeroom below and a play area above with a balcony through which a wild olive is growing. There’s even a slide for quick escapes.
2 MIAMI NICE
When Hannah and David Little renovated their back garden and pool, a play area for their daughter Erin was very much top of mind. This miniature caravan from Mallybongwe Designs was the solution. A hip alternative to a traditional Wendy house, it nestles in a corner of the garden and provides Erin with hours of fun in all weather.
3 TREE CHEERS
A ramp with a knotted rope and a climbing wall provide access to this treehouse set between big trees. Underneath is a sandpit with a wooden cover and a spiral slide adds another fun element. Artificial grass in two colours and textures was laid by Southwest Greens to give a path effect. Structure built by Benny’s Creative Woodworkz.
4 GIRL TALK
This miniature house built by Benny’s Creative Woodworkz was painted in pale pink and mint as requested by the little girl who hosts tea parties there. Landscaper Karen Gardelli finished it off with a pretty f lower bed.
5 HIGH ADVENTURE
Built by the owners for their grandchildren, this innovative playground includes stuctures made from treated wood. It’s accessed by ladders and climbing walls and balustrades were added for safety. As grass doesn’t do well under the trees, artificial lawn was installed by Southwest Greens. It was designed by Karen Gardelli and made by Benny’s Creative Woodworkz.
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