Project Description

Memory Care Garden

A large continuing-care retirement community (CCRC) in North Carolina’s piedmont commissioned a special garden for residents of their memory care facility. Memory-care gardens require sophisticated design and specialized programing. In other words, designing outdoor spaces for the cognitively impaired is a special challenge and a special pleasure.


Memory-Care Design Intent: Secure freedon with balanced levels of sensory stimulation punctuated by clear way-finding miarkes, curated views, suna dn shade balance, and optimization of available space. Repurposing of existing materials and florw where possible. A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) commissioned a Memory-Care Garden for its residents suffering from dementia. Such gardens require specific programs with stringent limitations and careful



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