REDDING, Conn. -- Meadow Ridge senior living in Redding is hosting a celebration for earning an award for its recent renovation of its atrium.
The atrium recently earned it the International Plantscape Award in the Major Renovation category during AmericanHort’s international conference in Columbus, Ohio.
Meadow Ridge is hosting a celebration from 3 to 4 p.m., Sept. 17, to recognize the efforts of John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, who performed the renovation.
“The atrium acts as a hub for our entire community,” said Michelle Bettigole, executive director for Meadow Ridge.
“Because it’s a center of activity, we wanted it to have a warm feeling year-round," she said. "It’s a serene and peaceful place to ponder, grab breakfast, play a board game, or simply relax and have a quiet conversation."
“The residents love the new design, so this was a perfect way to get everyone involved and show off our great space,” Bettigole said.
It took 100 hours to re-landscape the atrium area.
Ninety new plants were installed, as well as 50 bags of soil and 150 bags of mulch were added.
The atrium has a koi pond and a variety of trees.
Some of the added features include a bridge that invites residents and guests to a terrace oasis edged by a seating wall and a composition of Ficus lyrata and benjamina plants.
“What we set out to achieve with the various types of plants placed throughout the atrium was to encourage the eye to keep traveling,” said Kim Vogel, account manager for John Mini Distinctive Landscapes.
Meadow Ridge is at 100 Redding Road.
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