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Opal Aged Care

  • Type/Category

    Retirement and Aged Care
  • Client

    TSA Management
  • Location

    266 Parfrey Rd, Springwood
  • Project Value



  • Design

The WCG landscape team worked closely with the client to design healing / sensory gardens and therapeutic landscapes to improve quality of life and assist in remediation and therapy for aged care residents. The designs were based on nine key design considerations - sustainability, orientation/location, accessibility, socialisation, meaningful activities, reminiscence, sensory stimulation, safety and variety. Privacy was maximised using extensive buffer planting using native species to the site perimeter.

The WCG Value add

  • Working closely with the client to provide designs that align with the core caring / rehabilitation model adopted by Opal.
  • Development of secure dementia gardens to provide patients access to nature and external environments with the inclusion of sensual elements such as interactive gardening area, water features, familiar activities, seasonal planting displays, occupational therapy, sound, art and movement installations
  • Research, design and development of a highly interactive, sensual garden including an edible herb and fruit section, sensory garden (smell, touch, movement and colour), rainforest experience, fauna attracting, and seasonal and flowering trees