The brief was to provide a design for a sensory garden for a care home in Aberdeen. This needed to incorporate a circular path design to help residents navigate themselves easier around the garden with seating as rest stops. There was to be a central pergola as a vertical feature, raised beds for growing vegetables some of which had to be wheelchair accessible, a wildflower meadow area and rose garden. Colourful and textural planting with year round interest was incorporated into the planting design.
After (Landscaping by Hutcheson Landscapes, Pergola by Westhill Men’s Shed, Raised beds from VegTrug and Woodblocx, border preparation by care home gardener and garden volunteers, planting by Gerbera Designs with plants supplied by Solstice Nurseries)