I designed and built my first garden when I stayed with my Grandma for my first holiday away from my parents aged ~6yrs. It was made on a tray, using moss, twigs, daisies and a mirror (for the pond). I loved it.
Some time has elapsed since then. The garden I have now is larger and more varied, but I still have fun planning it, still have mistakes to correct and successes to enjoy. I have a real pond, which provides entertainment in the form of dragonflies all summer long and I have moss and daisies in the grass (although my partner tries his hardest to eliminate them).
I garden near Cambridge, UK on clay, alkaline soil, at the edge of agricultural land. I am continually trying to improve the soil, but it is heavy and my back finds that hard work!
We have a range of wildlife visiting the garden. There are regular visits from muntjac deer and rabbits (they can be heart-breakingly destructive), occasional stops from pheasants, hedgehogs and foxes, nuisance visits from cats, pigeons and squirrels (although the black squirrel looks so cute) and then a wide range of birds that we feed. In the last year or so, there have been more raptor visits and there are certainly some very vocal owls visiting at night.