Bradford District Care Trust

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Part of Enhancing the Healing Environment

Date started: 1 Dec 2005
Organisation: mental health
Service: mental health
Project: gardens

Project location

Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford

Aims and Outcomes

The garden adjoining the popular visitor’s centre was little used and the project aim was to create a garden that provided private contemplative spaces, planting that would appeal to the senses, water for relaxation, areas for socialisation and space for group activities.

The silver birch has been kept, giving height and focus to the newly planted garden. A stepped rill has been created and flows over pebbles down from the top of the garden to the bottom and provides screening for the out-patient clinics.

Organic shapes have been used throughout and the planting incorporates banks, rather than flat borders, to echo the curves in the hard landscaping. Fragrant herbs have been planted between the paving stones, and a range of seating options provided.

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