I have launched a community campaign to build a garden for a dear friend who has been suffering at the hands of domestic violence by her ex-husband, and the father of her two boys.
She has lost an eye, and with the offender in jail, her boys have now also lost their father.
Early this year, Sare and her boys moved into their new home. It's much smaller than their previous family home and Sare felt the courtyard was bare and barren, making it feel as though there was no place to spill out from the home, a place to sit and chill with friends. To help her feel excited about her new place, I gifted a garden design to show her the potential... no matter what the size.
I am a huge believer in that your environment has a HUGE affect on the way you live and feel. And just because your space may be small, it doesn't mean you can't make it beautiful, right?!
Here are a couple of perspective drawings of her soon-to-be courtyard garden...
This is the current situation of the outdoor space... A hard, square brick paved courtyard without any shade, softness or greenery.