Daily Garden: Kid Friendly Courtyard

kid friendly courtyard garden by Secret gardens of sydney australia

In the absence of a sidewalk or driveway (as my kids use), certainly the next best thing is a giant chalkboard in the garden.

kid friendly courtyard garden by Secret gardens of sydney australia

kid friendly courtyard garden by Secret gardens of sydney australia

It is highly functional, clean modern and safe.   Anyone have any ideas what the bar in the chalk board is for? Maybe it’s a shelf?  I love the orla Keily -esque pattern on the cushions too (another something to keep an eye out for!).  Designed by Secret Gardens of Sydney.

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  1. Jennifer on January 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Perhaps the bar on the chalk board is for curtains so the kids can do a Big Reveal? It’s a stumper.

    I would love to believe that toys can be stored in the bench, too.

  2. Mark on April 5, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I am guessing that the bar is for either hangin white paper to project a movie or those pull down maps from earl school years. Just a guess.

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