Creating a Care Environment Garden
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Outdoor Dining Area
Principle 8: Provide for alfresco cooking and seating areas to encourage outdoor dining.
- Principle 5; Principle 10: Create an opportunity to grow fruits, vegetables or herbs.
Outdoor Seating near entry
- Principle 1: Position outdoor seating near the house to ensure feelings of and security.
Children's Play Area
- Principle #8:Consider including a children’s play area to encourage interaction and engagement with family and local schools/playgroups.
Plants to attract birds and wildlife
Principle 5: Attract birds and wildlife into your garden through features such as bird baths and feeders and by planting flora and fauna which attract butterflies and birds. Such plants include Bottlebrush and Grevillea
- Principle 10: An accessible shed enables people to continue pursuing their hobbies and retain skills they may have used for most of their lives. Ensure that activities are catered to the individual. It can promote independence, identity and confidence through meaningful activity in a safe environment.
- Principle 10: Provide opportunities to care for animals to reduce feelings of helplessness and provide meaningful engagement Animals
Raised Vege Garden
- Principle 5; Principle 10: Create an opportunity to grow vegetables or herbs in raised accessible garden beds Edible Gardens
- Principle 5: Water features can add an extra sensory dimension to the garden.
Outdoor Musical Instruments
- Principle 5: Outdoor musical instruments provide multisensory engagement
Bench Seating & Gazebo
- Bench Seating - Principle 8: Ensure that there are shaded areas to relax and sit comfortably.
Gazebo Provide weather proof sitting areas for minimum three people with sensory features near by.
Principle 8: Ensure that there are shaded areas to relax and sit comfortably.
Provide weather proof sitting areas for minimum three people with sensory features near by.
- Principle 10: Having a Hills Hoist or clothes line accessible encourages familiar and meaningful engagement opportunities in the garden Activities
- Principle 5: An aviary introduces sensory delight into the environment, stimulating interest and engagement. Position an aviary in sight of seating areas. Animals
Raised Herb Garden
- Principle 5: A herb garden is an effective way to provide sensory stimuli in the environment.
- Principle 3; Principle 6: Ensure safe and clear pathways within the garden considering overhanging branches, plants with thorns, moss, mould, uneven or broken pavers or loose gravel.
Consider using poured concrete for pathways. This ensures smooth and even that don’t lift or move like conventional pavers.
Camouflaged Secure Entry
Principle 4: Entry points and boundary fences can be camouflaged with planting and made to blend in with the plants so that it is unobtrusive. This will minimise the feeling of being contained.