accessible gardening

Horticultural Therapy Activity list

Horticultural Therapy Activities List

See a few of our enjoyable activities for this Spring!

Comfortable Gardening whether standing up or sitting down.

I hope you enjoyed this months HT Activities, please share and like our posts if you would like to see more activities.

Strawberries and Cream anybody?

Accessible Gardening Update May 2017

Potatoes, Spinach and Strawberries

I hope you enjoy today´s post as we harvest some potatoes, spinach and pick some strawberries which are ready to eat before season! 

Here is a short of my Dads Green Circle Garden which he has been enjoying for last 4 years!

I sometimes take photos of his progress to raise awareness on the Green Circle Garden, a wheelchair accessible raised garden bed to improve well being in Schools, Senior living, Hospitals and other community gardening projects.  


Since Then!

Our Strawberries have started to ripen in May and are providing a lot of good sized fruit as you can see. The spinach has started sprouting too after only a couple of weeks. The good thing about growing your own vegetables and fruit is that you can harvest at your own leisure and the plant will continue to produce allowing for the freshest produce when consumed. 

April 2017

April 2017

Late April 2017

May 2017

May 2017

Strawberries and Cream anybody?


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For more information on wheelchair accessible gardening please get in touch, we would be welcome to help out. Below is more detailed information on the planter itself click here for how it works.

Accessible Horticultural Therapy Systems

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Planting out a Green Circle Garden for the first time.

Wheelchair accessible gardening project

Photos sent in by Christine Parker.

Wheelchair accessible gardening in UK. 

"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" Christine Parker Managing Director, Abbey Funeral Services Ltd
Wheelchair accessible gardening
Wheelchair accessible garden

We encourage all our collaborators to send in their wheelchair accessible garden compositions.

Thanks to Christine Parker for sharing her photos and we hope to see the accessible garden further down the line.

Stay tuned for more Blog posts soon and please give us a like if you deem the Green Circle Garden worthy.

  

GCG Plant spacing guidelines

In today’s post we look at plant spacing guidelines for your Green Circle Garden.

The Green Circle Garden self-watering system can grow up to 4 times more compared to growing in regular ground soil. In selecting plants keep to the standard guidelines below. Green Circle Garden will grow plants as big as they can get.

The Green Circle Garden has 7 square foot grow area. Use the diagram below to select 7 boxes of your choice.

Remember that smaller plants such as radishes, Beets, Aragula etc… should be planted in box 6 on the diagram so plants don’t grow tall and block access to the rest of the plant area. Plants with large root systems, in time, will find their way through the grow tray and into the bottom water reservoir where they will flourish. Plants overgrow and need pruning or training to maximise the GCG’s Potential.

When selecting where to place your plants, take into consideration the size of the fully grown plant. We recommend placing larger plants (Melons, Cherry tomatoes, Peppers, Pumpkin) on the furthest most side of the planter where they can be trained to grow outwards and seek as much sunlight as they require.

The same type of plants do not have to be planted together in the same area and can actually maximise plant growth. The diagram below is a representation of the quantity of plants that can be grown in a GCG planter at one time. If you prefer dividing the soil, use plastic sheets or wood laminate and press into soil.

Be creative! mix and match plants and the Green Circle Garden will take care of your crop.

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