Backyard Hideaway Landscape with Giant Chess Set

Greta's creative backyard hideaway ready for friends and a BBQ

Greta's creative backyard hideaway ready for friends and a BBQ

Greta and her family just put the finishing touches on a magnificent backyard hideaway to play giant chess. Her son, daughter, and husband are looking forward to BBQ’s and sharing the chess set with everyone they now.

I asked Greta how she created it.

“The 12×12 concrete pavers were picked up at the local Home Depot for quite cheap, and only took a few hours to lay and level. We actually have a lot of concrete work around our property so it seemed only appropriate to add something else creative and concrete. We surround it with a planting bed (I LOVE to garden) to sort of enclose it. It will take a year or two for the plants to fully mature and create the little hideaway we’re looking for.  A special pathway we cut through the yard leads up to a small bridge that you cross to enter the chess area. It’s so much fun!”

In a couple years the plants surrounding the giant chess set will mature and create the hideaway Greta designed

In a couple years the plants surrounding the giant chess set will mature and create the hideaway Greta designed

A special pathway we cut through the yard leads up to a small bridge that you cross to enter the chess area...

A special pathway we cut through the yard leads up to a small bridge that you cross to enter the chess area...

The 12" x 12" pavers in place, waiting for the finish rock

12" x 12" pavers in place, waiting for the finish rock