Talk – Chilworth Gardening Club, 21st March 2017

Debbie CarrollEvents

I’m looking forward to presenting to the Chilworth Gardening Club, at Chilworth Manor, and will be sharing some hints and tips on making the most of developing your garden based on my experiance as a Garden Designer. I’ll be taking along a few plants to highlight the do’s and don’t’s when choosing new bed fellows with existing planting too. It … Read More

Hedgehog fencing

Debbie CarrollViews

After our winter winds I had to replace some fencing and so have taken the opportunity to add some hedgehog holes. These little gaps in the fence allow a hedgehog to roam between gardens giving them access to a wider area for much needed food and shelter. Next time you change a panel speak to the contractor to add this … Read More

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

Standstead Garden Show, Hampshire 10-12 June 2016

Debbie CarrollEvents

Come and meet me at this lovely show This show is set in the grounds of Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire and if full of everything any garden lover could wish for. Plants, accessories, sculpture and so much more. You’ll find me in the Shopping Marquee . Come along and see some of my work and chat over your garden hopes … 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