A Child's Garden

A Child's Garden

60 Ideas to Make Any Garden Come Alive for Children

Book - 2008
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Until recently, children played outdoors with carefree abandon after school and in the summer. Today, however, children are more likely to spend their free time indoors, watching television, playing video games, or using a computer. But children thrive in the natural world. They love to play in water and with creepy critters. They savor hideaways, can not get enough dirt and sand, and relish climbing to great hieghts. They need movement. They want to pretend and to nurture other growing things. And most of all, they learn from everything that is new and stimulating.

Addressing these basic needs, A Child's Garden offers a wide range of innovative examples showing how to create special places in which children can experience nature on their own home turf. Here are child-friendly ponds, places for pets, and private refuges. Out-of-the-ordinary sandboxes are pictured, along with paths, mazes, furniture, peepholes, and scores of ideas for creative play areas that fit perfectly into adult gardens.

Featured throughout this profusely illustrated book are miniature paradises that parents and grandparents have designed just for the children in their lives, highlighting an enchanting variety of elements that will make any garden come alive for children.



Baker & Taylor
Provides a wide variety of innovative and beautiful ways to create special places in which children can experience and enjoy the wonders of nature on their home territory, including child-friendly ponds, unusual sandboxes, private refuges, paths and mazes, furniture, and creative play areas. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides original designs to create places for children to enjoy and experience the outdoors and nature at home, including child-friendly ponds, unusual sandboxes, paths and mazes, and creative play areas.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780881928433
0881928437
Branch Call Number: 712.6083 Dan 2008
Characteristics: 180 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)

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Jun 25, 2010

Inspiring pictures and ideas. Not much detail on how to create the gardens and features, though.

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