The youngest (18 months)independently started a game of peek-a-boo through the timbers, whilst the eldest (3 years) discovered the hidden peek-a-boo pipes and had fun spotting mummy's feet the other side of the central planting mound. The swirl shape encouraged them to play chase around the garden and interact with the feathery stipa tenuissima grasses. The sand pit underneath the tree was also a winnning feature, although the rain discouraged play for any length of time.
The weather today was very hit and miss and the crowds came and went along with the rain showers. As the garden featured numerous times on BBC Gardener's World last night (15-06-2012, Episode 13), a lot of people told me that it looked even nicer in real life and asked about the Plant Belle Crooks and the Swirler water feature which I was giving details about.
I approached a few charities today to explore the possibility of doing another show garden, but this time for a good cause! Hopefully one of them might be interested because I'd love to do it again!!!