About the Garden - Medium Concept Show Garden
Children and young people in need of foster care require a nurturing space offering safety, love, and support. This garden, a magical space with delicate structure and naturalistic planting, is a metaphor for the foster carer. The child/young person is placed at the centre of everything, where they are cared for and encouraged to grow in confidence and self-esteem to reach their full potential.
The garden is conceptual in design with a flowing spiral layout radiating out from a central space. This peaceful area, partially enclosed within a screen of softly coloured delicate rods, provides a gentle connection to nature. The screen is not a solid barrier therefore the user will feel safely embraced in the seating area yet able to view and connect with the garden beyond. Here they can reflect on a focal sculpture within the naturalistic and softly structured planting scheme.