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THROUGH THE KEYHOLE was commissioned by Guide Dogs Victoria to send a strong visual message to those sighted people about what a garden means to … Read More
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE was commissioned by Guide Dogs Victoria to send a strong visual message to those sighted people about what a garden means to someone who is unsighted. Read Less
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THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
Melbourne, AUS
Commissioned by Guide Dogs Victoria, this garden was designed to send a strong visual message to those visiting the garden show about what a garden means to someone who is unsighted. To achieve this, the design breaks the garden into areas that visually represent a single non visual sense.
Touch is represented by 15sqm of Giant Liriope planted out as a vertical garden that wraps the deck.
Sound is represented by a Water Chandelier that was created by combining Mance Design's Hedgehog Lights with and IP rated light fittings.
Taste is represented by a fruit and vegetable garden.

Smell is represented by a herb garden

There is a children’s play area and outdoor covered seating, a place for a young family to play and interact.
Follow the line of the white walls and you will see the shape of a keyhole. We are looking through the keyhole and unlocking the senses that are all too often stifled by the dominant sense of sight.

“It is a garden that treats the sighted and unsighted as equals.” - james dawson