As Spring is here (apparently) we decided to make our little one his very own garden for him to dig and play in, so he had his own little area to have fun and to also stop him destroying all my flower beds!
The idea was to use the wood we already had in the garage, but the pallets weren’t all in great shape so the whole recycling part turned into part recycled and part bought – but hey I tried!
We wanted a wooden boxed garden to keep soil, sand, stones and any toys where he could play happily and make whatever mess he wanted. So the basic frame was built by simply screwing together the 4 sides of wood (you can choose what size or shape), 2 high to get your depth and a divider in the centre. With a willing (?) husband thrown in.
We needed a solution for fixing the top part to the bottom. Hubby had purchased some fence posts because he had the idea that the garden would sit on legs but they looked to me like colouring pencils, which led to a fab idea to make Jake’s garden much more fun!
I used leftover paint we had stored in the garage and set about making the posts into giant colouring pencils with a purpose.
We used garden liner in the soil side to prevent the wood from rotting over time. We filled one compartment with soil and the other with stones (bought from a garden centre) and play sand… a fairy beach hut is still in progress of being made to sit in the sand.
The little sign was made using wooden letters, painted by myself and Jake, then glued onto a piece of old wood we had lying around and another strip of wood nailed on.
We will add a few more touches and may even attempt to grow some strawberries this year. But for now here is one toddler garden ready to be played with however he wants.
I hope this has given you a few ideas for your own garden.