Sensory Gardens & Memorials

The Journey

The Client asked us to re-think how memorialisation takes place.  What we came up with was a series of interlinked memorial environments that were designed as a part of a ‘journey’ that embraces a multi-sensory understanding and offered places of calm solitude for contemplation: Sitting within an existing cemetery, necessitating a seamless integration between old and new as well as bushland and urban surroundings.

 

WALLED GARDEN

This serpentine shaped garden contains cascading water elements, offering a welcoming and engaging gateway to the park.

 

MEMORIAL GARDEN

The proposed memorial gardens are a gathering point for quiet reflection and remembrance.

 

RETREAT + SOLITUDE

Through subtle changes in ground level the individual gardens gain intimacy and privacy, thereby providing the appropriate degree of solace and retreat.

 

IDENTITY THROUGH LANDSCAPING

Each memorial garden is given a distinct feel through planting selections and sculptures.

 

FORM + MATERIALS

The serpentine form of the design evokes the existing curvilinear themes typical of the park, whilst responding to the natural topography of the site.

 

Date

March 20, 2020

Budget

$3.9 million

Client

Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Land Manager

Date Completed

TBA

Sector

Landscape, Artworks and Architecture