Family gardens need special attention. Creating a garden that appeals to all age groups is surprisingly hard. In this plot in Surrey the clients wanted a vibrant family garden where they could entertain but remain within easy sight of their children.
We divided the garden into four distinct areas. At the far end we sited a vegetable garden with a greenhouse for everyone to enjoy; a formal rose garden shielded this area from view from the house and led to a wide lawn area, with a shaded spot beneath a mature English oak providing space for play equipment. The area closest to the house was designated as a social space.