A garden for people suffering from dementia

Site – Long, thin courtyard garden set within hospital site.

Brief – Create a stimulating and safe garden environment for people suffering from dementia and serious mental health problems.

Design – Garden divided into three distinct areas to allow for different activities and to stimulate different associations – the Terrace with lots of seating for visitors and familiar aromatic herbs, the Green with tactile, moving plants such as grasses and space for activities such as bowls and the Oasis with the sound of water and lush planting for quiet contemplation. The whole garden linked by a ribbon path, ensuring residents always return ‘home’.

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