Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Size: 3000sf [278.70sm]
A community garden built for the Salvation Army provides a space to socialize and enjoy fresh air. The garden is divided into three spaces with a path stitching the site together, a large granite stone found during excavation along with a cantilevered concrete bench and a welded steel screen evoking tall meadow grasses create the threshold into the garden. The semi-public middle space is formed by two oval seating areas, one sunny with a curved cedar bench and handmade pavers, the other shady with a rock wall and grass. Lastly the back of the garden offers privacy with mature trees providing a natural canopy and a double round brick barbeque to enjoy a story around a warm fire. The design and construction of the garden was completed over a span of two weeks by a group of volunteers from Dalhousie University, and all materials used were donated or found on site.