Remember a loved one

Remember a loved one


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Many years ago I spent some months developing a garden for a client whose wife had passed away. She had been 'the gardener' and he, as a corporate executive, had not enjoyed gardening at all. However over the time we spent together he gradually came to appreciate what she had found so grounding and soothing in the designed spaces for sitting, walking, reading and of course gardening.

"It is my pleasure to advise that I have known Jai Cheswick for 8mnths and in that period of time have been most impressed by his horticultural knowledge and design expertise and also with his friendliness. I would highly recommend Jais services to create a new garden." ~ G.P. Claremont W.A. 6010

An experienced landscape designer can sit with you and take the time to develop a tailored design for that very special person in your life.

It is important to remember that gardens can be a great source of comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one, and interaction with them should be regarded as an important part of healing.

Research indicates that a well-designed landscape may not only brighten and warm a residential setting, but also have a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the bereaved. Behavioural research reveals some of the calming, fortifying feelings gardens create. Flowers and plants feed compassion and 'chase away' anxiety and worries. Overall, people simply feel less negative when in a beautiful garden. 

Gardens improve our emotional health. Research participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after time in a well-designed garden, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
The bereavement process is a pivotal time when worry, anxiety and many sad emotions are present. The garden should be regarded as an essential part of the bereavement process.