Design and Build – Care home garden

The garden is a design and build project for The Orders of St John Care Trust (a not for profit Charitable Trust). Cotswold Estate and Gardens Ltd were commissioned to design and deliver the build of a dementia friendly garden to a fixed budget. The brief was to enable all the residents of the care home (part Dementia care and part Residential) to use the garden throughout the year, for social events, therapeutic activities and improve general wellbeing. The design had to ensure easy connection with the buildings’ day room and be sensitive to neighbouring properties.  The design and materials used needed to suitable for people with reduced mobility and sensory impairments and be durable.  Attention to detail in the design and construction to ensure flush transitions between surfaces was essential. The planting scheme needed to create a safe domestic garden ambiance with a range of familiar flowering plants, but avoid overly complex schemes that would be too costly to maintain.  The project was delivered on budget and has been warmly received by the residents, staff and visitors.

care home garden
care home garden
care home garden
care home garden