Accessible balcony garden

Convenient balcony garden adapted to wheelchair users

Balcony garden containers with space for knees
Balcony garden containers with space for knees

Description
The balcony has custom-built containers in which potatoes, herbs, radishes, peas and flowers grow. Many plants have overwintered (clematis, bleeding heart, tarragon).
The containers are filled with soil. There are no holes in the bottom but the water can run through (no plastic sheeting). The user does not change the soil each year, but he adds compost.
The user can slide his knees under the containers if he takes his feet off the footrests, though he usually works from the side.
The height of the containers and the quantity of soil is determined based on knee height and appropriate working height.

Users comments
The user previously had ordinary balcony containers. They did not work very well because they held too little soil. The user looked for larger appropriate containers in stores but did not find anything appropriate.
The user came into contact with a carpenter through a good friend, designer Lena Bengtsson, from Bollnäs. The user drew a diagram with measurements to show what he wanted. Now he is very satisfied.

Made by
Carpenter, contact through the user

Paid for by
The user

This tip is from 2006

Balcony garden containers with space for knees
Balcony garden containers with space for knees
User by balcony garden containers
User by balcony garden containers
Balcony door
Balcony door

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Tipsare: PO

PO has an incomplete tetraplegia. He can stand on his feet when he transfers.