Whenever I meet with a client and I find out they have children, I always talk about ways to get children involved in the spaces we are creating. Sometimes it's easy, especially if part of the project includes incorporating a playset into the space. The challenge becomes, how do you make that playset feel like it's a part of the overall landscape and not just an afterthought. One great way to do this is to put it right in the middle of the garden, or at least in the middle of A garden. By placing plants around it that you have used in other gardens, you'll tie that play space into the surrounding gardens and give it a true home within the yard. In addition, using plants like butterfly bush, purple coneflower, and Joe Pye weed will attract butterflies and pollinating insects to your yard.
But the most fun thing to try is adding edibles. For example, blueberry bushes and strawberries make a great addition to any garden but especially a children's garden. It's a simple way to show children that growing food is important while providing a fun and healthy way to snack while they play!