My advice before spending a lot of money is to consider some of the cheaper ways to make your garden more accessible.
Tips on this page and linked from it with a bit more detail, include: Digging, Growing and Sowing, Low maintenance plants, Help with gardening, Weeding, Watering, Steep slopes and Garden layout. Also, a bit about garden design for physically handicapped, elderly gardeners with limited mobility and wheelchair gardeners.
Doctors tell us and we know that gardening is good for us. Not just for our bodies but also our minds, and spirit. So what happens as we get older or become ill and become unable to do the stuff in our garden we used to do.
We can sit and look at our gardens through the window, switch the television on, think about what might have been. OR Get on with it, get going and make a few simple changes (or some big ones) to enable us to get back out there.
It's the simple changes I'm interested in and going to write about here. The big changes have been covered in my other articles. Age related and other physical and mental disabilities need not stop us doing stuff we enjoy. Change your garden not yourself!
To keep this page as short as possible I have included links to my other articles providing a bit more detail about the things you might be interested in. So skip the stuff you are not interested in.
Ground cover plants and shrubs will help keep weeds down and add interest. Low growing fruit trees give colour and the benefit of the Autumn harvest . list of ground cover plants.
Garden on a steep slope.
Most of the gardening tips on this page, together with the use of some specially adapted tools, will help if you are gardening from a wheelchair. The most important design factor will be easy access to your garden and to be able to get around the garden with ease.
A garden designed or adapted for wheelchair access and mobility can look good and a be a blessing.