Sensory Gardens

Sensory gardens should be communally enjoyed by all but should also provide an individual experience for each and every visitor. 

These gardens are prevalently used as havens for individuals with impaired senses or those with physical or mental disabilities. They are also commonly designed to aid the mental development of children.

Sensory gardens can be calming, exciting, entertaining and surprising and are increasingly used as an alternative form of therapy for people with a variety of health complications.

Whether you are designing a sensory garden from scratch, or redeveloping an existing garden to be more sensory-rich, Gardens Galore can support and enrich your experience.

We regularly collaborate with a Garden Designer, John Frater from Plantforms for sensory gardens. You can see one of John's design drawings above and visit his site here. 

We have the knowledge to help you develop and design a sensory garden that is suited to your needs and exceeds your expectations of what a garden traditionally should and can offer.

Here at Gardens Galore we're devoted to providing you with a unique and personalised experience. In order to do that we’re delighted to offer you as much useful information on sensory gardens as we possibly can so that you are efficiently informed when you are ready to start designing your sensory garden. Please see our Guide to Designing the Perfect Sensory Garden

If you're looking for further inspiration you could take a look at some of our previous sensory garden projects where you can get a feel for what a sensory garden is about and discover the benefits of these gardens for yourself.

To find out about our latest sensory garden projects please see below



To help you create your sensory garden, we will need the following from you:

• Your preferred budget
• Your preferred timescale 
• Maintenance level (low, medium or high)
• Overview of how the facility will be used
• Overview of garden users needs or disabilities (including allergies and themes or items to avoid) 
• Personality traits, interests, hobbies, passions, likes, dislikes of all those who will be enjoying the garden (including members of staff) 
• Accessibility – does the garden need to be wheelchair friendly or accessible for visually impaired residents 
• Would you like to focus on a particular sense?

Next steps

Sensory Gardens are a joy to discuss and design and we look forward to hearing from you when you’re ready for a consultation.