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Great Gardens for Kids

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
"Matthews celebrates the antithesis of the look-but-don't-touch, no-kids-allowed landscapes...[She] carefully walks even the most tool-challenged adult through more than 35 dynamic projects, depicted in eye-popping photographs."--Booklist

"Interesting, entertaining, and educational for children and the young-at-heart."--Library Journal

"You can play in the yard, but don't g
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Hamlyn (first published October 28th 2002)
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Linnae
Jun 07, 2012 Linnae rated it really liked it
Shelves: gardening
10 chapters, each focusing on a different aspect of the child's garden: active play, furniture, water, growing things, wildlife, celebrations, safety, etc. After a brief introduction, each chapter then includes instructions for 4-6 projects to add this element to your yard/garden. Some of the really fun ideas: daffodil maze, foldaway playhouse, water serpent, lawn crocodile, kid-sized wildlife container pond, grass stools, and more.

Clear instructions, with bright color photos accompanying each s
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Barb
Apr 24, 2010 Barb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hobbies
I loved this book! The pictures are fantastic and feature real children really doing the activities listed in real gardens! A strange idea that seems to be missing from some DYI books. I have a strawberry fountain growing right now and the beans are sprouting for the teepee. I have tried the teepee before but I didn't have enough sticks. I love the spider web climber!
Nancy
May 04, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it
I got this book from the library and plan on buying it someday. It has wonderful color pictures with descriptions of many great ideas.
Colette
Jan 20, 2009 Colette rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to create a fun yard
This book has some really great ideas for making your yard a fun place for kids. I'm hoping to use some of the ideas this spring.
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One of my very favorite children's gardening books!! Great ideas!
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