Care Culture Map & Handbook to support care homes and designers

Debbie CarrollNews, Publications

Tool to support Care Settings in creating active gardens Based on the research I carried out with a colleague into why care gardens, particularly for dementia, were not more actively used even when they met the latest guidance we have created this tool. The findings didn’t lead where expected, into the garden, instead we had to unlock how the practices, … Read More

Published in Garden Design Journal – ‘Putting Relationships first’

Debbie CarrollNews, Publications

The first article in the Garden Design Sector sharing my and my fellow designers, Mark Rendell’s, research into what makes gardens in care settings more active is published in the Garden Design Journal. This ‘Talking point’ piece flags the role the humble dandelion had  in helping us realise how active gardens are all down to the people and the relationships … Read More

Dementia garden research published in Journal for Dementia care

Debbie CarrollNews, Publications

Excited to see the research Mark Rendell and I did into understanding why care home gardens were not more actively used, particularly for dementia, published in the Journal for Dementia Care.  This has since also been republished in their sister magazine in Australia too.     

Royal visit – Prospect Park Hospital

Debbie CarrollNews

The Duchess of Gloucester opened the refurbished Oakwood Unit, Prospect Park Hospital, including the main wards and its garden.  It was lovely to meet her and then to see Patients, families and Staff all gathered in the main garden where she chatted with nearly everyone before cutting a cake and presented the plaque to put on display. The gardens are … Read More