Sensory Gardens - We are finding more and more schools, parks, hospitals, and therapy/care centres are talking to us regarding the creation of sensory gardens. This page is a resource for sensory gardens, what they are, who they are for, how to build one, and what plants are used in creating a sensory Garden.
What is a Sensory Garden – very much as the name suggests a sensory garden is a designated area that is landscaped and planted out with the sole purpose of stimulating the sensations of Touch, Smell, Sight, Taste, and Sound.
Who are Sensory Gardens for – really anyone who likes the concept, it can be considered as recreational, educational, and also therapeutic.
A sensory garden will have great appeal to children and people with special needs, encouaraging active participation in a fun and stimulating outdoor setting, encouraging exploration of the colours, textures, sounds and scents in the garden.
A successful Sensory Garden might have:
Plants to tantalize the senses
Why Athelas Plants
Athelas Plants has worked with schools, care centres and residential gardens defining planting schemes for sensory gardens. We have the knowledge and experience to know which plants to use, where to plant, and when to plant.
To learn more please give us a call on 01424 893593 or via email through the contact page.