Revitalising people and places through garden therapy & design
                               Revitalising people and places through garden therapy & design

Gardens in care homes

Interaction with nature and therapeutic gardening has been shown to improve quality of life and successful ageing for older people in long-term care. We design and create therapeutic gardens adapted to the specific needs of care-home residents, their relatives and the staff. For example, we have built one at Linfield House for Guild Care, for Windsor Road Care Home, Worthing and at Mewsbrook House in Littlehampton. Our latest is for the New Tyne Resoure Centre, Worthing.


Why does a care home need a therapeutic garden?


  • It shows prospective clients that the wellbeing of your residents is paramount
  • Other homes have them, so it will maintain the competitive edge of your business
  • It demonstrates to regulators that you are going the extra mile
  • Staff who enjoy the environment and opportunities it offers are more likely to stay with you.


How much does it cost?

It really does depend on many variables, like size, amount of construction or materials, type of plants required and existing condition, so we will always need to give you a proper quote. But fairly typically:


  • a written report will cost £70 but will be deducted from the design fee if you continue to that stage
  • an overall design usually costs between £300 and £700 depending on scale
  • a small scale planting plan or detailed section design is about £200
  • planting a small sensory garden starts at about £500 plus planting materials
  • building a growing club area with 2-3 raised beds starts from £650
  • to build an entire garden can cost between £5,000-£15,000, including materials and labour, but don't forget we are happy to build a garden in stages or just parts of the whole design to suit your budget.

Try it first

We invite you to attend your first Garden Club session with no obligation. If you like it and want more, you can then sign up and pay for a programme that includes the trial session. 


Tel: 07508 178590 Claire

Tel: 07827 924151 Lisa

You can also use our contact form.

All Year

We have a cosy yurt with wood-burning stove at the Welcome Woodland Garden and we go into the shed at the Mind and Memory Garden or the main hall of the Sidney Walter Centre when it's really cold.


We are delighted to be

participating in the Accelerator Programme of the Spark Social Enterprise project, supported by the Interreg 2 Seas Programme. Visit

for more information on the Spark project


We are also delighted to have been awarded funds from Tesco Bags of Help to start a Garden Club at New Tyne Resource Centre for people with dementia - see here


We add latest things of interest to our Facebook page. For older news items and our blog, see here


We are based in Worthing, West Sussex. We run two Garden Clubs in the community and a Community Allotment - addresses are on the home page.

Breathing Spaces Garden Therapy

Community Interest Company 

(limited by guarantee)


Company Number 8825167


Registered office:

c/o Andrew M Wells Accountancy

99 Western Road

Lewes BN7 1RS

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