Guide Dogs’ 90th Anniversary Garden
Project year: 2021
Posted: 21 Oct, 2021
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
The Guide Dogs' 90th Anniversary Garden was designed by Adam Woolcott and Jonathan Smith and built by Conway Landscapes. The garden was created to celebrate 90 years of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and told the story of the first guide dogs, German Shepherds and their owners who were veterans blinded in the First World War. The garden which was set in the 1930s and illustrated the emotional journey of someone with sight loss and the joy and liberation a guide dog can give.
The garden had lots of sensory elements, tall grasses and a small stream provided sound, and there was lots of scented flowers. The planting also had bold blocks of colour that are an element that helps partially sighted people enjoy gardens.
Two metal sculptures featured in the garden, one of a veteran, sad and isolated. And a second of a veteran now liberated by their guide dog.
For this garden, CED Stone supplied Slabby Sandstone Rockery.
Slabby Sandstone Walling
Conway Landscapes is a multi award-winning, professional garden construction and garden design company based in Bishops Stortford.
Their passion lies in creating bespoke lifestyle areas in domestic gardens; from the smallest courtyard to the two-acre plot.