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The Rotary vision for patients and carers accommodation was an inspiring project and was embraced with enthusiasm to create a sanctuary for those receiving long-term treatment for cancer. It was essential that the accommodation would feel like a retreat from the hospital, a place that would be calming and soothing.

The design of the gardens is focussed on the inner courtyard with the aim of creating a space that is pleasing to view from the accommodation rooms, provides a sense of privacy and is inviting to rest within.

With this in mind the layout of the courtyard is minimalist with the diagonal sinuous planter box forming a gentle division so that the area begins to feel more personal. The expanse of lawn provides an open, uncluttered feel that is a cool, soft antidote to the built environment.

Sitting areas are incorporated into the layout so that they nestle within the structure of the design and provide different viewpoints for rest and contemplation. With rest and retreat in mind, the plant selection and colour palette is subdued with soft, calming colours and textures. The plant varieties were chosen with great care, keeping the number of species limited so that the overall effect is simple and pleasing to the eye.

Garden Expressions did an excellent job of landscaping the large garden of our new house. The design was creative and sympathetic to the architecture and the landscape. Although overseas during...

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155 Edinburgh Street,
Coffs Harbour
NSW 2450

M: 0409 513 305


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