However you design your family garden, you should always consider the safety of your children. Do not cultivate poisonous plants if you have small children. Angel trumpets, autumn crocus, laburnum, deadly nightshade or lily of the valley should not be present in family gardens. Once the children grow older, however, it is possible to explain to them exactly what is poisonous and what is not, so that it is no longer necessary to do without all beautiful but poisonous plants. Be careful when designing ponds, pools or water butts. These should be made inaccessible or sufficiently safeguarded so that your children’s safety is always guaranteed.
In order to stop children running out suddenly into the road, it is advisable to construct a hedge or a fence around your garden. In this way, parents can allow their children to play outside and enjoy the garden without worrying about them.