This garden design is for a young family so it needed to be robust, vigorous and include features to bring the kids into the yard. Adding details like a beach at the edge of the pond is great to bring lizards and frogs in, but here it also doubles as a sandpit for the kids. One of the surprising outcomes for the family is how much the children and their friends enjoy playing in the pond, so much so that the fish have become tame and swim into their hands and screens have been abandoned in favour of aquatic adventures.