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If you are wanting to create a truly relaxing atmosphere in your garden, a Japanese garden may be the way to go. Sometimes it is difficult to know where to start, which is why we have put together a list of our top tips to create the most authentic Japanese garden possible.
1. Bamboo Fences
Wouldn't it be lovely, not having to spend money each and every week on vegetables which go off before you manage to use them up? You start the week off with all of the best intentions, a meal plan in place, the shopping in the fridge, and then life gets in the way. Before you know it, your potatoes are growing micro potatoes, your tomatoes have gone mouldy and your garlic is ... well it's still there because garlic seems to last forever. So, instead, why not grow your own vegetables?
A sensory garden is a garden area which is designed to stimulate all five of the senses. This can create a relaxing and comforting environment for children and adults alike, especially those who are suffering with mental illness and disabilities.
Our 5 senses consist of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. All of these are important as they send information to the brain to help us understand the world around us and keep us safe.
There are accessible sensory gardens out there which you are able to visit courtesy of charities such as Tree of Hope, which are amazing, but some people are unable to travel to these gardens on a regular basis, so why not have a go as creating your very own.