Sensory Gardening

The ‘Sensory Garden’ is a Garden specially designed to stimulate various sensory experiences and provide a therapeutic and enjoyable experience.

These gardens are built to enhance well-being, relaxation, and sensory exploration.

These gardens are designed to appeal to sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. The ‘Sensory Garden’ aims to create a therapeutic and enjoyable environment for people of all ages and abilities.

Key elements of Sensory Gardens:

Plants and flowers:

Warm colors, beautiful Textures, and careful selection of aromatic plants contribute to visual and olfactory experiences.

Textures and Surfaces:

Different surfaces, smooth stones, and materials such as soft grass plates are combined in this garden to stimulate touch.

Interactive Elements:

Touchable Plants: Include plants that are safe to touch and encourage exploration.

Plants with a variety of textures: Include plants with a range of textures, such as velvety leaves, rough bark, and flowers.

Water Features:

Adding the sound of flowing water from fountains, streams, or ponds as an auditory element enhances the sensory experience in the garden.

Culinary Uses:

It can provide an auditory dimension to the garden, thereby creating a tranquil atmosphere.

Seating:

Comfortable seating allows visitors to relax and enjoy the sensory stimulation around them.

Visual points of interest:

Sculptures and colorful mosaic elements are placed in the sensory garden to attract other views and capture attention.

Shade

Consider including shaded areas for protection from the sun.

Wildlife habitat:

Include plants that attract butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.

Accessible Pathways:

Ensuring that the garden is accessible to wheelchair users and other individuals.

Educational components:

Label herbs and provide information about their flavors, culinary uses, and health benefits.

Sensory gardening is being used in Hospitals, Rehabilitation centers, Addiction centers, Disorders, Cognitive impairments, other problems, and schools. These gardens become peaceful and rejuvenating spaces for the general public.