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I have listed some ideas for the many different shapes, sizes and sensory experiences you can plan in to your sensory garden design.
It's easier than you think to create a sensory garden at home and with a few changes a sensory garden can also be a good place for people with Alzheimer's and other dementia too.
We actually experience more sensations than the five senses. Gravity, temperature, space and enclosure are some of them.
I have listed some ideas that highlight the many different sensory experiences you can plan in when designing, planning, building and creating a Sensory garden at home...
Plants and materials to use in a sensory garden design.
For children, plants like zinnias, marigolds, red-hot pokers, blanket flowers, butterfly plants, and sunflowers add exciting colours and attract bees and butterflies to the garden.
Think of the different textures you feel at home, in town and in the country.
Soft sand, cotton, rough surfaces, lichens, stone wall, bark, smooth pebbles, polished wood, leaves, flower petals, ridged textured concrete, backs of leaves, hairy animals, leaves such as Stachys, buds, grass, bumpy cobbles, twigs.
Smelling and Scent.
Tips, designs and build information for people using wheelchairs gardening with a disability
And something different in your sensory garden plan.
You might want to try growing plants in a hay or straw bale, for smell, touch, taste and definitely surprise,
have a look at the hay bale garden page