Intergenerational Garden at Menorah Park

Beachwood, OH

This outdoor courtyard garden is located at the Menorah Park Center for the Aging. Working with staff physical therapists and a horticultural therapist to create a space that would encourage outdoor activity and intergenerational interaction between the elderly residents and children from the on-site child care center.  Raised wooden planting tables were designed to bring the ground upward to a height, which can be used by less mobile standing residents, or in wheelchairs. These tables and a worktable with a storage cabinet were designed as trellis-like structures to appear sculptural, even in the winter months. Also included were timber planters, ground level beds surrounded with concrete for access, water faucet and irrigation system. An existing concrete patio was expanded to provide space for umbrella tables and chairs.

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