A Sense of Order

Sensory gardens have a relaxed, easy feel and invite visitors to get involved; to look, listen, touch, taste and smell. But it is important to maintain a sense of order, and never allow the garden to grow out of control.

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Secure Boundaries

Enclosed spaces provide a sense of security and peace. It is important that boundaries are maintained to protect vulnerable persons.

Secure Boundaries

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Sharp Edges

A Hardy Plant
The hardy leaves
of this plant can be cool and smooth to touch, but be aware of the sharp edges.

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Statue of Mother and Child

Statues and be particularly evocative in a sensory garden setting. This one is of Mother and Child and comes from the birthplace of St Valentine, Patron Saint of Love.

A gift from the birthplace of Saint Valentine, Patron Saint of Love


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Flowers of All Colors, Shapes and Textures.

Flowers in a variety of shapes, colors and textures are a pleasure to look at and touch.

Beautiful Flowers

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Raised Garden Beds

Planter boxes placed throughout the garden invite visitors to stop and spend time with nature. The bright colors draw the eye and invite you to smell and touch the plants.

Raised Garden Beds


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Water Features

Water features have a cooling effect, especially in dense tropical settings. The gentle lapping of running water is a very soothing sound.

Water features create a soothing effect.

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Brightly Colored Flowers

Brightly colored flowers are eye catching and easy to see for people who have low vision. These ones are also soft and fluffy to touch.

Strong, bright colors attract the eye.


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Pathways to Guide You

Sensory Gardens have wide, accessible pathways, with boarders to guide you, and plenty of seating along the way.

Pathways are an important feature in sensory gardens.


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Come into My Sensory Garden…

Sensory Gardens feature in my novel “The Sensory Garden”.
Sensuous and evocative, they a
re designed to stimulate all five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.

Water features create soothing sounds.


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