The concept of the healing garden embraces Maryborough as a place, drawing on the city’s distinctive colonial heritage and natural features. The garden provides a key role in rehabilitating patients requiring physiotherapy and those recovering from strokes. It also provides an outdoor space for staff, patients and visitors.
The design encompasses three distinctive areas within the courtyard surrounds:
The spaces are linked with a main axis pathway strengthened by the adjacent elements of the arbour and water feature. In conjunction to the main axis, a meandering secondary pathway links key rehabilitation features and plays homage to the Mary River as it cuts a path through the surrounding landscape.
This project was undertaken by Greg in previous employment and achieves a harmonious balance with the consideration of the site’s micro-climate (sun and shade) as well as the visual and functional aspects of the healing garden space.
Maryborough Base Hospital, Maryborough, Queensland
Completed in 2014
Undertaken whilst at DFS
Concept through to Tender Documentation
WD Architects (building refurbishment)
Boyds Bay Group