The client required a multi-use garden that would serve as a meditation and relaxation space for a congregation of residents of varying ages. The garden provides a safe, secure outdoor space for frail residents and those with dementia. Three major pedestrian pathways of varying levels of challenge were designed to serve residents of varying physical and cognitive abilities.
The first path leads into a small outdoor room enclosed by a pergola and wood garden screens. A continuous hand rail links two exterior doors into the garden so that frail residents are able to access the outdoor space independently. The second path is longer, and provides a number of resting spots. It also responds to the group’s religious practices, featuring the Stations of the Cross along the route.
The third pathway leads to a gazebo at the far end of the garden. It is situated to maximize views of the pastoral landscape beyond, including a glimpse of the western end of Hamilton Harbour.
A security fence is situated unobtrusively within planting beds along the perimeter of the garden.
“From the beginning to end, we have been truly impressed by your expertise, your thoroughness, and dependability. You will be gratefully remembered into the future, as we delight in the fruits of your labours” Rose Mary Sander, SSND, Provincial Leader.
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