Kirkton Court Gets In Touch with Zen
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
on behalf of Bield Housing And Care
A Bield retirement housing development in Kirriemuir is helping tenants to enjoy a Zen-style lifestyle after completing a Japanese-inspired garden project.
Kirkton Court secured a £250 grant from Bield after tenants had suggested that they transform the shrubs in the centre of the development’s garden into a beautiful green space to symbolise peace and tranquillity.
Working closely with tenants Angus & Liz Ross, who are keen gardeners, development manager, Morna McLaren, and her team of staff pulled up the undergrowth and put in place numerous Japanese plants and wildlife statues.
The garden now features Herons and Geese, both of which are symbolic in Japanese culture, alongside a Buddha – symbolising purity – Japanese grass, rocks and a wooden bridge stretching across the centre of the circle.
Morna said of the garden: “We are delighted with the new feature that has been put in place at the development.
“The original bushes and plants were becoming a bit of an eye-sore for tenants, so we were keen to do something about it.
“The garden has been very well received by tenants and is constantly commented on by visitors, which is really great.
“At Kirkton Court, we feel that these things have a positive impact on tenants because not only is it something nice for them to look at and take care of, but when the weather gets warmer, it will encourage tenants to spend time in the garden and socialise with one another.”
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