About accessible raised Garden Beds

 

"The idea to develop an innovative system by which disabled gardeners could undertake practical gardening activities. Inspiration came by thinking about a way to improve my grand-mother´s quality of life. Before she developed Alzheimer´s, she loved nature and enjoyed spending time taking care of her garden"

Our Mission To Improve well-being through wheelchair accessible gardening in Senior Assisted Living Homes, Special Education Schools and Communities.

Wheelchair accessible Garden. Raised garden beds for Hospitals, special needs schools and Senior living homes. Award winning.
 
 

SPECIAL NEEDS EQUIPMENT INNOVATION AWARD

Green Circle Garden makes growing and tending plants more comfortable and enjoyable. Accessible gardening is now more stimulating for the senses as participants are relaxed and within smelling distance of the flowers. Gardeners can reach more garden area thanks to the ample wheelchair access. The wheelchair accessible raised bed doubles up as a water reservoir, collecting rainwater and constantly hydrating plants at root level. 

Creating a wheelchair accessible raised garden bed was key for a more comfortable gardening experience whilst seated.  Designed with growing potential in mind for longer lasting blooms and yields. Green Circle Garden has had much interest from the community as it fills a gap in the market where there are no accessible gardens that do wheelchair accessibility justice. This is why we set out to create the Green Circle Garden. A product that is built and proven to last in all weather conditions and serves as a powerful growing tool for special needs schools and assisted living homes.. All our accessible gardens are still in use since incorporation of the company in 2012.

 
 

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Recommendations

The Green Circle Garden has improved social interaction and integration of our residents. Growing their own herbs has helped increase appetite, they are now growing basil, parsley, chives, coriander and cherry tomatoes.
— Ross Dawkins, Care home Manager, Four Oaks.
I’m a butterfly farmer in Illinois with educational outreach programs. I purchased three of these planters and planted them with butterfly host and nectar plants. The senior center program benefitted SO MUCH from being able to watch the complete monarch lifecycle in an upclose, hands on way. AWESOME product.
— Lori Stralow Harris, www.saltcreekbutterflyfarm.com
“We are delighted with the green circle garden planter which now has pride of place in our new community sensory garden. I attach photos of the bed in situ”
“Hi, I would like to mention how brilliant the accessible planters have been for my class who all have some degree of visual impairment. We have already grown two lots of salad leaves which have been tasted and eaten by adults and pupils and the sunflowers are currently the best in the school! Your system of accessible planting for our wheelchair pupils has made growing and caring for plants so much easier. Members of Owls class were able to be more independent in watering and planting seeds, bulbs especially as everything is at the right height. The seedlings which they were helped to transplant were protected from the slugs and snails because of the height and therefore grew in a more protected environment. In turn that gave better results and was more rewarding for the pupils. So thank you once again”
— Alzyn Johnson, Head teacher at Fordwater School, Chichester, United Kingdom
Ian’s work is one of value to the community. The designs he has come up with help people who enjoy gardening but due to either old age or a disability found it hard to do. Ian has brought Happiness and put smiles on people faces through the pleasure of a simple task such as growing herbs and flowers.
— Grahame Dunling, Chief Operating Officer at Peninsula Farms W.L.L
Ian has developed an effective and inspiring product to bring joy and needed stimulus to seniors and others who suffer from mobility issues. His modular raised bed system allows those who have missed their gardens a chance to once again explore their passion for growing things, while inspiring non-gardeners to give their green thumb a chance to develop!
— Karen Everett Watson, Gerontologist|Blogger|Journalist
Ian really does think outside the box in the development of gardening solutions for disabled and older people, particularly for those with a diagnosis of dementia.
— Jacquie Gardner, Home Manager at Executive Care Group