A steep hillside is transformed into a children's garden.
When a garden plot is part of a play area, learning about plants is bound to be fun. JoAnn and Richard Hoffman's landscape in Eugene, Oregon, is exciting enough to tempt any young, curious mind. Broad paths allow plenty of room for activities, while raised planting areas are filled with easy-to-work soil. Bulit-in soaker hoses facilitate watering, and a multi-activity playhouse beckons when gardening tasks are finished.