Sensory garden project

In July we will be undertaking an exciting project at Braehill Lodge Nursing Home in Carnoustie. Our brief is to create a sensory garden for residents and their family and friends to enjoy.

A sensory garden is designed to provide individual and combined sensory opportunities, such that they may not normally experience.  Sensory gardens devote themselves to providing experience for multiple senses and the design and layout provides a stimulating journey through the senses, heightening awareness, and bringing positive experiences. 

Jim Byiers and John Frater consulted with the care home owner who in turn took time to discuss the project with staff, residents and families ensuring everyone’s needs were discussed and involving everyone in the project.  We have created a practical yet user friendly design for the sensory garden incorporating… 

  • Quiet places to sit either individually or in small groups. 
  • Shaped walls and pergolas create privacy and shelter to the garden.
  • Carefully chosen planting injects colour, texture and scents into the outdoor space.  
  • Low level planters allow easy access and encourage planting and involvement by all in the garden.
  • The design includes various features throughout the garden including bird feeders and a water feature, bringing additional positive elements to the garden.


Watch this space to see how our sensory garden project unfolds…