Community Garden Design
Community Garden – A wonderfully interesting project in the heart of Bedfordshire, a design was commisioned by the Parish Council for a Community Garden. Available to all to enjoy, including children, the elderly and infirm, and open all year round, so interest was required throughout all four seasons.
A grassed area was set aside next to the current graveyard with the grounds of the local church, for the new community garden.
Planting was to be low maintenance and safe for children and dogs, whilst adding tranquil colour and movement to the area.
The paths had to be safe and flat, and grass was not wanted because of the maintenance aspect, and costs involved in the upkeep of a lawn, so creeping thyme was used instead, which when in flower, looks stunning. This was also used as stones of interment were to be placed within this area as needed.
Whilst plant were small when planted due to budget restrictions, within a year they looked fabulous, with bees and butterflies attracted to the garden of Remembrance.