A portable garden to comfort those in need
Influence were approached in a voluntary capacity by Newark Castle Rotary Club to help create a breakout space for a vital community resource in the centre of Newark. Having relocated to rented premises and re-launched as the Children’s Bereavement Centre, the timing was right to create a flexible and inspiring garden for those receiving support and guidance. As well as being welcoming and cost effective, the garden had to be portable to accommodate future relocation.
The garden was built with volunteer labour, with products and materials donated by benevolent suppliers; the Centre applied for grants to cover any further costs. Influence produced an adaptable design concept and a costing schedule that met the Centre’s needs, sourcing products and materials, and offering support to the Centre and Rotary Club throughout the process.