Wheelchair accessible gardens for Schools and Hospitals
This accessible garden can be laid out in various ways to suit the available space; normally a circle of ten but with a simple division, up to twenty children can be pottering independently, learning new skills and perhaps making new friends. Green Circle Garden Planters are designed to be placed together forming different landscapes. Each cluster of planters can have a specific uses whether to increase social interaction or to create private areas for small groups or individuals.
Improve Your Facilities With Disabled Gardening Areas For Special Needs Students.
The exterior of the circle provides a comfortable working height for those standing up and unites gardeners to socialize through mutual interest. Hanging plants are great to grow on the outside of the circle maximizing flower blooms or vegetable patches such as tomatoes or melons! Blooming plants protrude from the garden creating more accessible garden space.
The system is water efficient and collects rainwater too. The Planter Reservoir can be filled via hosepipe and can go without water for months, good for long School Holidays. This innovative accessible garden is low maintenance, makes gardening more enjoyable and is built to last.
These accessible wheelchair friendly gardens allow for comfortable access and meet ADA requirements for disabled access.
Sensory Gardening For Children And Teens In Special Needs Schools
Sensory Gardens are ideal for the practice of Horticultural therapy for children with limited mobility or learning disabilities. Children learn new skills, have fun, socialize and develop self-confidence by spending time tending plants and growing their own food. The Green Circle Garden can improve physical and mental functions of children with dementia, often allowing them to perform at their highest ability. Educational Activities in Science and Nature can open scope for creativity in children such as planning and designing their garden compositions and working on arts and crafts activities posted regularly on our blog.
INCREASE SOCIAL iNTERACTION AND INTEGRATION OF STUDENTS IN YOU SCHOOL
The modular design of the GCG allows planters to connect to one another creating custom landscapes of blooming plants. When connected together both standing and seated gardeners interact through mutual interest increasing social interaction and well-being facilitating social integration of new students.
Reduce garden MAINTENANCE
The significant 42Gal/220ltr water reservoir can store and recycle excess rainwater to make the Green Circle garden free of watering for months. In the most arid of climates our sensory gardens can connect permanently to a hosepipe, water will only enter the reservoir when needed
Communal Gardens can have high annual costs in maintenance, irrigation and soil enrichment.
Grows all types of plants faster in your school
The self-watering system provides the optimum amount of soil humidity at root level reducing water usage. You can plant 4X the amount of crops in the same space as traditional ground soil. Some crops can grow 2X faster getting the optimum amount of water, nutrients and oxygen. Can be used indoors or outdoors.
Accessible gardening is now more comfortable and allows both seated and standing up participants to work together. The Green Circle Garden has the standard work table height a 32", fine adjustments can be made in ground preparation or raising the seat height for snug fit. The ample wheelchair access admits most wheelchairs perfect for schools and communities. Our wheelchair accessible garden has won an award for Universal Design and Accessibility.
Other Benefits for Children in Special Education
Self confidence from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown.
Love of nature a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and pleasant place.
Reasoning and discovery as they learn about science, botany, nutrition and simple construction.
Physical activity which is fun and productive
Responsibility from caring for and tending plants.
Creativity designing garden compositions and and arts and crafts activities. BLOG
Understanding as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants grow when you water them).