Gardens in care homes

For those wondering how to create an actively used garden for a care setting, a new handbook by seasoned garden writers Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell may be the answer.  A Designer’s Handbook for Creating Actively Used Care Setting Gardens is part of the writing duo’s “Why don’t we go into the garden” series and has a particular focus on the needs of people living with dementia.  It sets out a new way – called “relationship-centred design” – for care settings and garden designers to work together and it stresses the importance of a match between the care culture and the garden.  The new book complements the Care Culture Map and Handbook published by Carroll and Rendell in 2016.