I'm helping run a small gardening club in Bedfordshire, UK. Next month, we're holding a workshop on gardening for the less able-bodied - not necessarily disabled, just plain getting a tad creaky, or unfit. I'm wanting to put together a 'top ten' list of design / layout ideas that are helpful in making it easier to maintain a garden (e.g. using raised beds, to cut down on edging and digging; where's the best place to put your compost bin, to make it easier to use; do you want to keep that lawn? etc.).
I'd be really grateful if anybody has any thoughts on what has worked for them, in terms of garden layout and design. Unusual solutions could also be a good source of inspiration for our members. I've had a couple of responses on the garden design forum, which were helpful, but thought I'd throw the question open here too.
I'm also very interested in hearing what things people find particularly hard to cope with, so I can have a think about how such problems can be worked around.
Thanks in advance for any help,