Resilient Plants for Natural Play Yards

Edelweiss Grapes

At Studio G, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to build inspiring, sustainable and fun play yards for children using an array of natural elements. A key component of this work includes landscape design. We work with local experts to carefully select plant species that are beautiful, low maintenance and resilient – especially for our New England weather!  

Two hardy varieties that caught our eye (and taste buds) are seedless grapes called ‘Reliance’ and ‘Edelweiss.’ With lush, climbing foliage and edible fruit, these are a great option for trellises and fencing. Other hardy varieties that are suitable for New England climates are listed in the Fedco Trees catalog (


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