What is a sensory garden?
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.
Doctors have recently revealed that, 'most children spend less time outside than prison inmates in 2019'. There is a lot more anxiety about letting children play out in the streets like they did in the 80's, and with the technology of today it is easy to get into the habit of putting your kids in front of a TV or video game while you are doing housework, cooking or having alone time, and it is completely understandable. But there is plenty of fun to be had right on your doorstep in your beautiful garden.
We've come up with a list of 10 activities children can do in the comfort of your garden this Summer.
Flowers and plants are an easy way to bring your garden to life... But have you ever thought about taking things further and going high with some climbing plants?
If your floral displays are limited to a couple of flower beds, this is the post for you. Here, we'll show you just how easy it is to transform your yard with a garden arch and some gorgeous climbers. We'll even give you some idea of the best climbing plants for your arches.
Ready to take your garden to the next level? Here we go...