Molly Dannenmaier

A Playful Art
When clients call me in to design their backyards, one of the main things many of them want is a safe environment for their children.  I've always thought of myself as a big kid at heart and also look at things as a father, so I've always felt confident and fully prepared meet my clients' desires while creating spaces that really work for kids. How little we sometimes know! After reading A Child's Garden:  Enchanting Outdoor Spaces for Children and Parents by Molly Dannenmnaier (Simon & Schuster, 1998), it's now clear to me just how much more can be done in watershape and garden spaces to engage children of all ages.  Indeed, this book showed me that there's much, much more to designing for children than