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St Martins Cornwall Care Home Landscape Design

Therapeutic landscape design

The challenge

The Site comprises sloping plane of grass with very limited solitary shrub and tree planting surrounded by mature tree planting facing onto the rear of the elder care home and virtually unused by staff and patients due to its inaccessibility for frail people with mobility issues. The brief produced by St Martins Home was to create an enriched space that resolved problems of inaccessibility and to make a useful space that addresses the needs of elderly and infirm patients, their families and visitors.

What we did

Westley Design facilitated an inclusive consultation and design process for the community of the home, including a project by local garden design students from the leading to an initial landscape strategy report that explored a client need analysis, the design challenges and the design solutions. Following approval of this stage, Westley Design produced a Landscape Design Masterplan Document setting out the final design of the surfaces, furnishings, planting and special features in a design proposal for therapeutic garden design.

The result

This document is now being used by St Martins as a document to attract funding and to develop a phased (order of costs) plan for the project.

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