Our Dementia Garden for Dementia Australia (previously Alzheimer’s Australia) at their North Ryde Dementia and Memory Community Centre has just finished construction this week.  Another success all round after our Dementia Garden in Port Macquarie last year, both gardens are “the first of their kind in Australia”!

Thank you to our great client, donors and landscape construction team at Carl Gilmore Landscapes for such a spectacular outcome. The garden is set for its Grand Opening later this month, no doubt an invaluable resource for people living with dementia and their carers.

Check out the video below to see the recently completed construction!


Alzheimers Australia has released tips for ‘How to create a dementia-friendly garden’  based on our recent research and design in dementia sensitive gardens at both Port Macquarie and North Ryde. The design thinking is also reinforced by the findings of Dr Theresa Scott, NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow at The University of Queensland.

The article lists helpful design considerations when designing for:

  • Colour and contrast
  • Signage
  • Accessibility
  • Therapy & Socialisation
  • Sensory experience

Our Dementia Garden for Alzheimer’s Australia in Port Macquarie Dementia Friendly Garden was recently featured on ABC News, Port Macquarie and NBN news and mentioned as “the first of its kind in Australia”!

You will also see a video of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW chief executive officer John Watkins who performed the official opening and said the garden will be an invaluable resource for people with dementia and their carers.

Read the news stories below:

  1. ABC News – ‘Garden designed to trigger memories in dementia sufferers opens in Port Macquarie’
  2. Port Macquarie News  – ‘Alzheimer’s Australia NSW dementia-friendly garden opens at Port Macquarie’
  3. NBN News – States First Dementia Friendly Garden Opens news