Juniper Green Village Hall Community Garden

  • With the old janitor house demolished it created space for a community garden beside the Village Hall in Juniper Green, Edinburgh. A simple space was created that allows residents, pupils from the primary across the road and residents from the newly built elderly housing to meet and gather. When approaching the garden from the main road the ‘JG’ feature is already visible, creating an identity for the new site. It can also be used for seating and playing.
With the old janitor house demolished it created space for a community garden beside the Village Hall in Juniper Green, Edinburgh. A simple space was created that allows residents, pupils from the primary across the road and residents from the newly built elderly housing to meet and gather. When approaching the garden from the main road the ‘JG’ feature is already visible, creating an identity for the new site. It can also be used for seating and playing.

Over time the rowan tree will grow into a central feature and the crab apples at the back of the site will enlighten everyone with their blossoms, autumn colour and fruit. Three planters of different height enable children as well as adults to engage, touch and smell with different herbs and perennials.

Category
Community & Placemaking, Gardens, Older People & Dementia
Client
Juniper Green Village Hall Organisation
Status
Completed May 2014