Therapeutic Garden Design and Garden Clubs for Care Homes and Day Centres
"Claire and Lisa worked wonders with our garden at Shepherd House. They took time to listen to staff and service users’ needs and wishes and made them real, made suggestions and improvements to the original remit and turned a bit of a building site into a beautiful, multi-sensory therapeutic space that would not look out of place at Chelsea Flower Show."
People living with, or recovering from, physical or mental illness, thrive just by being in or looking at views of nature and well-designed gardens. We build or refresh existing gardens so that:
residents and day-centre clients have better outcomes,
the wellbeing of staff and visitors is also supported,
regulators can see you ‘go the extra mile’ for those in your care.
As well as our gardens at Maybridge Keystone Centre and Sidney Walter Centre, we have designed and built therapeutic gardens for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, WSCC New Tyne Resource Centre and Guild Care's Linfield House. Our rates are competitive and we are happy to work in stages as budgets and fundraising allows.
Impact Report from Healthwatch West Sussex
Care Home Garden Clubs
"These sessions always expand my mind and make me remember things about my childhood."
Being part of our Garden Club gives residents the opportunity to express their identity through reminiscence, sharing knowledge, making choices and practicing skills. There is real enjoyment and a sense of social inclusion. Studies show that twice-weekly sessions can reduce depression, frustration, aggression and the tendency to wander. We adapt our sensory and practical gardening sessions for any abilities and any stage of dementia.
We currently work at Linfield House, The Shelley, Sunhill Court, Melrose Care, New Tyne Resource Centre and Victoria Lodge. We are happy to advise other care homes about setting up a Garden Club.