Child-friendly gardens don't have to be full of garish plastic. This smart set-up includes a cedar playhouse, swing and climbing frame. The ground is covered with maintenance-free artificial grass over a rubber mat.
We LOVE the idea of incorporating a slide and rock ledge for the kids off the back deck. Also, the slope bed here is a nice touch, but would need more stones and moss to fit the rest of the yard. More - Fresh Gardening Ideas