Accessibility focus of design contest

Applications are urged for a Great Spaces design competition

A plea has been made for landscapers to enter a Great Spaces contest to design an accessible garden. So far, only six applicants have taken part in the landscaping company’s competition, which aims to make a garden that is suitable for people with disabilities. Ideas have been suggested about what it could contain, from raised flowerbeds to sensory plants, but now the award-winning company has appealed for more participants. Great Spaces managing director Ian Bush said the contest is open to everyone but they are encouraging people with disabilities to give their input. Bush added: “If we are going to make gardens truly accessible for people with disabilities, we have to involve them in the design. They are probably better qualified than any of us here to do that.” A prize is being offered for the most enlightened contribution to the design process, including a £1,000 towards a new garden installation. * Visit: www.greatspaces.co.uk

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