Collins Family Garden is about creating a garden that will suit all members of the family - whatever their age and interests. If you want a garden children can play safely in and that adults can also enjoy, Collins Family Garden has the answers.
Most gardening books don't cater for the varying needs of family life. Many parents simply don't have time to dedicate to gardening, yet would like a garden that will look good, with minimum time and effort. Collins Family Garden is full of good ideas whether you are starting a garden from scratch or adapting what you have.
Collins Family Garden starts by looking at basic design issues including how to make the most of your garden, whatever its size, and how to include elements that will appeal to all members of your family. It contains chapters on surfaces, boundaries, buildings and easy planting to give you a practical structure to your garden - and then you can get onto the fun stuff. It is packed with ways to enjoy your time in the garden, from the best garden furniture for relaxing, to sand pits, swimming pools and slides. There is also a chapter on pets and wildlife in the garden and a useful chapter on first aid and safety. In all, Collins Family Garden is a practical and inspirational book, designed to make sure the whole family enjoys the garden.
Lucy Peel is the mother of 2 young children and knows what it is like to juggle time! She is a garden writer and her books include The Ultimate Sunflower Book (HarperCollins). She is also currently renovating a garden in Wiltshire.