We were appointed to provide an arboricultural and landscape architectural strategy that seeks to retain and enhance the Care Home’s surrounding landscape character, by creating a series of garden spaces for residents and nursing staff to explore, use and enjoy. The proposals embrace borrowed landscape principles by maintaining attractive skyline views across the Surrey Downs.
A fundamental part of the landscape design is the concept of ‘Green Prescription’; creating a series of opportunities for residents, nursing staff and visitors to connect with the landscape and nature. A range of sensory landscapes will stimulate the senses, provide all year round interest and establish a safe and secure environment for future residents to live. This landscape approach will instill a sense of well-being for residents and has been proven to reduce the amount of traditional medication prescribed.