Gardens for Everybody: Wheelchair Accessible Garden DesignsPosted on: 3rd January 2018
- Dimensions of the garden – Wheelchair users are often unable to reach the heights and depths that others can reach. However, a garden can be designed to suit their needs. Make sure flower beds, plants, tools are within a safe and comfortable reach and don’t require a long reach to work on.
- Surfaces and paths – Make sure that all paths and access ramps are smooth for constant use and are of a suitable width for the wheelchairs that will use them. Paved surfaces are much more suited to wheelchairs than grass lawns and wooden paths.
- Access to and from the garden – Wheelchair ramps are essential to allow safe and easy access between the house and garden for the wheelchair user. The wheelchair ramp must be safe for constant use.