Garden & Play @ La Lagune, Gurgaon
A cozy balcony garden on a second floor apartment. A new living space created for all members of the family-including a 15 month old.
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6. Allow them to choose the plantsBrowse the nursery together. Whether you’re looking to plant a herb garden or making a container garden on your front entrance, let your child pick and choose what plants they like best. Take the time to show them what will thrive best in your environment (full sun vs shade, for example), and don’t be too surprised if all of their picks have flowers of their favourite colour! Let your kids care for those baby plants all season long.
1. Turn it into a balcony gardenThis elevated earth garden in Gurgaon by Studio Earthbox tips a hat to layered greens, beautiful blossoms and wooden partitions. With its railing lined with vibrant planter pots and its farthest wall sheathed in a wooden screen, this balcony garden showcases how one can craft a mini Eden against a wall-and-railing backdrop. Look closely, and you’ll see that the wood-panelled floor forms a neat deck just outside the balcony door. Flanked by an emerald square of faux grass on either side and fringed by ivory pebbles, this balcony offers considerable floor space. It even features a delicately upholstered stool, making for a charming little garden sit-out.
10. A balcony gardenIf you are limited, as many of us are, to a small balcony in an apartment, this can be a great solution. I personally love this arrangement by Studio Earthbox. A lively little garden getaway has been designed for this small outdoor space on the second floor of a Delhi apartment. Informal seating, stepped planters and hanging plants create a cosy living space in which to enjoy balmy evenings. Read more: Courtyards that MesmeriseHow to Grow a Green ThumbTell us: Which landscaping scheme best suits your home? Share pictures of your garden in the Comments section below.
Tip: If you don’t want a vertical garden, but still want the green, think about using elevated wooden planters instead. By raising the plants, you don’t have to give up on floor space and it works as a screen, shading you from the street and the residents next door.