We have worked on a number of garden projects alongside funding and development agencies, community trusts, charities, allotment groups and local groups
The training garden
The garden is adjacent to the Jeely Piece Club in Castlemilk – was installed on the basis that the garden would allow the users to grow, propagate and develop the garden themselves over time.
The sloping grassy site was an infilled concrete skateboard basin. The request from Help Yourself Grow was to re-imagine the space as a small sensory garden – to be used by young people with learning difficulties to encourage them to build their social experiences and skills.
The garden is within an open community shared space and landscaping had to be safe and secure. The variety of planting aims to encourage the senses with a variety of smells, textures, tastes and year-round visual interest.
The Granary Garden
The project aims to encourage more visitors from the local community to engage in the grounds, enjoy the green space, while emphasising its place in the Antonine Wall frontier. The design needed to acknowledged historic environmental protections and protect the existing landform, focussing on the suitability of the planting and quality of the space.
We also had to consider increase biodiversity through a combination of native and symbolic planting and include community consultation with a focus on Wellness – Ownership – Custodians – Volunteers