Hafan Deg, Residential Home for the Elderly, Lampeter, Wales
This garden was designed and built with funding from a Millennium award. Simply Solar worked voluntarily every Saturday for a year to achieve its simple aims:
to create an organic cottage garden in an unused courtyard in a residential care setting. (before & after picture)
The planting includes indigenous trees and shrubs and perennial herbs and flowers.
to site a solar powered fountain as a contemplative focus for residents and staff.
to use and adapt reclaimed materials / objects to construct the fountain eg wash basin, traffic cone, lampshades.
to recycle and to reshape as many existing building materials as possible eg. slabs and glass bottles.
to have the least environmental impact.
A later addition to this garden was the installation of an exterior mural consisting of 3 tile panels showing photographic images of plants growing in the garden.