PLAN were commissioned to design a modern garden for a young family in north London. The client requested a garden that is playful and intriguing with a range of intimate and expressive social spaces for children and adults. The concept sought to create a magical woodland garden which offered formal spaces nearer the house creating a relaxed indoor/outdoor relationship which transitions to a wilder more playful garden to the rear. A decked area between the two larger spaces provides an intimate heart space under the canopy of ornamental trees with outdoor lounge and fire-pit. The design also includes a large terrace with pergola/shade structure and outdoor kitchen for family dining and entertaining, areas for growing fruit and vegetables, a sunken trampoline and multiple opportunity for creative play hidden amongst the planting.