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Creating an outdoor sanctuary

Regeneration garden

Young professionals from GHD have raised $4000 and generously donated their engineering and design skills – and 200 hours of their time – to create a cheerful and calming garden space for our volunteers, patients and staff.

The Regeneration Project was born out of the need to repurpose an uninviting outdoor space at our Brisbane offices. The name of the project reflects the treatment that follows a blood cancer diagnosis; as cells in the body regenerate during healing, visitors can ‘regenerate’ in a calm and comfortable garden setting.

Through a collaborative process, a beautiful multi-purpose space was designed that also allows for meetings and fundraising events. Low allergy plants, bench seating and moveable planter boxes make the area suitable for all, including patients, volunteers and other visitors. Floral wall murals painted by GHD employee and House Rules finalist Danielle and her husband, Ben, have added another vivid element to the garden.

The project not only brought some much-needed colour to a previously unused space but provided an opportunity for young professionals at GHD to further develop skills in client and job management and communication, while giving something back to their community.

Interested in helping out on other projects in the future? Visit our Volunteer page »

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