MA Garden Design
Twenty Minutes: a green prescription in Golden Square
Golden Square Garden is one of three pocket parks in Soho, London, a densely populated urban area. The new Garden replaces a primarily hard landscaped garden with an oasis of green space designed to improve visitors’ health and well-being.
The efficacy of the design is particularly important in order to meet the intention to ameliorate levels of Stress, Depression & Anxiety in the resident and working community in a twenty minute visit. The method adopted to promote revitalisation in this timescale is to evoke and amplify the responses of the five senses to the features in the Garden.