Care Home Garden

BRIEF

Our client asked us to redesign one of their care home gardens to encourage more use of the garden by residents and a richer sensory experience to help residents with dementia and other age related conditions.

DESIGN SOLUTION

Drawing on our experience of social therapeutic horticulture (STH) though our involvement with Thrive, we redesigned the space to incorporate:

  • Inviting views from the communal areas to encourage residents into the garden
  • A circular dementia track
  • Greenhouses including hydroponics unit for year round growing
  • Raised beds to allow residents to engage in gardening
  • Lawned area and covered pergola for outdoor activities
  • Sensory planting
  • Additional seating and stopping off points
  • A safe water feature to provide sound and tactile experience