Sensory garden

I was asked to design a Sensory Garden for a residential home belonging to a large care provider in Somerset.

The idea to build a Sensory Garden was to provide sensory opportunities and contains features such as scented and edible plants, sculptures and water features designed to make sound.

The existing garden was mainly lawn and therefore inaccessible to many of the residents who were wheelchair users. The new design included several spacious seating areas, a large pergola provided shade.

The design and layout provided a stimulating journey through the senses, heightening awareness and bringing positive learning experiences. Themed areas included an allotment with shed & living sedum roof, a seaside garden & wildlife garden.

A summerhouse is situated in the far corner of the garden, it is surrounded by lush evergreen planting and a gentle water feature attracts birds and provides interest.