Combining an award-winning
creative and collaborative approach
with technical expertise, JPS
design cost-effective, sustainable
solutions which enhance both the
site and the user experience. Our
clients include hospitals, schools,
architects, developers, national
home builders, local authorities,
community groups and charities.
In 2005, a NHS project found that 50% of people that went to care homes never ventured outside again.The fact that so many people in community hospitals and care environments are still denied such simple
pleasures as feeding the birds or growing tomatoes is genuinely shocking.
Because the positive links between health, well-being and the outdoors are becoming ever more apparent.
between memory and activity, between self-worth and purpose, between happiness and community - these central human issues lie at
the heart of the design philosophy at JPS.
Creating caring landscapes is our fastest-growing sector, as more developers, architects and care home providers are driven to release
landscape conditions as part of their planning permission. Councils are undoubtedly waking up to the importance of the surrounding
landscape and what developers are proposing to do with it.
With horticultural or ‘green’ therapy growing in popularity over the past few
years, we are seeing a dramatic increase in clients looking to develop their landscapes in a more considered way, offering real physical
and mental benefits to their residents in the process. At JPS, we want the landscapes we design to be
widely used by everyone not just the few keen gardeners. By appealing to residents’ sense of playfulness and curiosity, we hope to draw
them outside to engage with the gardens - and each other. Ultimately, a well-designed caring landscape will offer residents a sense of peace, community, contentment, fun - and a breath of fresh air.