You don’t need to install elaborate swing sets and slides to spice up your garden. In fact, simple hacks like turning your fence into a life-size chalkboard or using old pots and pans for classic musical play will have your kid swiftly out the door. Flip through the photo gallery to discover easy ways to transform your garden into a true paradise for play—no hardcore landscaping required!

Interactive Garden Spaces by At Home with Ali

Plant tall trees and shrubs over a tiny hideaway cubby to make a kids-only space. At Home With Ali really upped the ante with their secret garden by laying down sandstone blocks so kids could sit dirt-free. Check out the blog to see the edible garden and more.

Photo courtesy of Ali Wright

How have you made your garden into a kid’s paradise? Share your tricks of the trade in the Comments section below!

— Christal Yuen