Northumberland County Council
Northumberland County Council commissioned Southern Green to design a garden for use by the bereaved, before and after funerals and on returning to pay respects to departed relatives. The paving layout represents rays of sunshine, set within carefully designed plant palette for different areas of the garden, combining lush and vibrant colours and textures with softer and calmer shades all set against the backdrop of a yew hedge. Bespoke hardwood street furniture including pergolas, seats and bins combined with stone flagging and golden coloured resin bound surfacing combine to provide a high quality space for peace and quiet reflection. Poetry panels have been incorporated, stimulating thoughts and offering comfort to visitors. The provocative verses were composed by County Durham poet Christopher Short.