Dawn Isaac in the news

Garden Answers - Family Garden Feature (April 2016)

Article by Annie Green-Armytage

"If you want the next generation to love gardening as much as you do, you need to engage them from an early age. This is a principle that Cambridgeshire garden designer Dawn Isaac has taken to heart, especially in her own plot, where practicality meets a shed-load of creative inspiration.

The obligatory green space for ball games is just the beginning: hiding behind hedges and borders are secret walkways, mud pie kitchen, play-house complete with verandah and window-box, scented hopscotch run, bug motel and mini-wildlife ponds, as well as the more conventional trappings of childhood - swings, sandpit and trampoline.

‘Sneaking in things around the edges is actually better for the children,’ says Dawn. ‘It’s a lot easier to lose yourself in your imaginary world if you’re in a nice little hidden space, and it means I can fit a lot in without it being on view all of the time.’'

Daily Mail - How to Create a Dream Garden for All Your Family - 20th March 2016

Article by Constance Craig Smith

"Garden designer and writer Dawn Isaac, 43, and husband Reuben, 45, a creative director, live in a Victorian terrace house in Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire, with their children, Ava, 12, Oscar, ten, and Archie, seven.

When Dawn and her family moved out of London eight years ago, the number-one requirement was a garden for the children.

‘It was almost a case of: “Never mind what the house is like, just get the right garden,” ’ says Dawn.

She wanted to make the third-of-an-acre into a space that was beautiful, yet would lure the children away from computer games. Their first request was for a trampoline."

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Telegraph - How to keep your children entertained this half term (14th October 2015)

"For creatives: children’s activity books
101 Things for Kids To Do on a Rainy Day by Dawn Isaac, £14.99, ages approx four to 11, Kyle Books. This is packed with original ideas, such as play flap the fish (above), have a backwards day, hold a butter-making race and make a severed-finger box."

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The Independent - How to grow vegetables in the smallest of plots (20th September 2015)

"Leendertz’s new book is a collaboration with photographer and gardener Mark Diacono, who captured both crops and croppers with warmth and humour. From a floating orchard on a boat to sprouts in windowsill jars and Dawn Isaac’s much-too-good-to-eat hanging lettuce ball, these are gardeners tackling space issues with wit and enthusiasm."

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Hello Magazine - Grandma Carole Middleton's tips for a great party (9th July 2015)

Carole recommends 101 Things for Kids to do Outside by Dawn Isaac. "This has everything from water balloon piñatas to setting up camp. I promise you won't be disappointed," says the party planning guru.

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