This week, as she was walking around, a client commented to one of our garden volunteers that the spacious garden meant a huge amount to her. She said:
“I love the peace, the spaciousness, the mature trees and really just everything about it.”
It is very heart warming for those working on the garden to hear first hand the effects the garden has on those so much in need of its therapeutic properties.
It also highlights the need for careful planning of everything that is added or taken away from the garden. Colour, the size and type of plants and in particular any hard landscaping materials or objects all need careful consideration. Hence the colour palettes of each area are quite different and well defined, according to the use of that area.
A garden never stays the same and needs constant tweaking and adapting according to its intended uses. An ongoing challenge!