While discussing the design for the new green space, Alan emphasised that the garden needed to be low maintenance, so grass wasn’t to be laid.
Instead of laying paving, the team used resin bound gravel, which although can be a more expensive option, unlike patio, it’s porous and doesn’t become slippery after rainfall.
David Domoney, garden designer and landscaper, explained that the gravel was also a more practical option for the garden project as opposed to paving, which would have required cutting around the various angles, levels and pathways.
Combating loneliness was a top priority for the charity, so Alan was determined to create an engaging and practical green space for all the members.
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