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!

Dry River Creek by Sharon’s Garden

Let your kiddos' imagination soar with a beautiful garden that features a dry creek. Set them up with a fishing pole and bait and see what they can catch. Take a photographic tour of this stunning garden over at Sharon’s Garden.

Photo courtesy of Sharon Gartley

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

— Christal Yuen