Instead of having full borders using up valuable ground space, growing vertically is really on trend.
Create a green wall by fitting boxes or planters to your wall full of colourful plants for interest all year round. Winter flowering pansies and winter cyclamen are great for interest in the latter months of the year.
Use this space to grow scented herbs and easy veg like salad leaves. Growing at low levels means the kids can enjoy the aromas and picking the crops.
Incorporate a kids corner that fits the theme of your garden. For example, have small sandbox with plenty of nautical props to bring the seaside to them, or a small wooden house for shelter all year round. Fill this with crafty bits and pieces and the kids can have their own space to use their imaginations and create.