While everyone wants their garden to look great, a sensory garden does so much more than look visually appealing. With a sensory garden, you can ensure that people of all ages can feel, see, smell and even taste their surroundings.
Whether you have young kids, tweens or teens, a sensory garden will encourage them to spend more time outdoors and give them a unique space to enjoy. Read on for top tips on creating your very own sensory garden:
Use height to appeal to everyone
When you incorporate plants, shrubs, trees and features at various heights, you can ensure that everyone can enjoy your sensory garden. Toddlers will love things being at ground level, while adults will appreciate taller features. Furthermore, having some things out of the reach of youngsters will make your garden safer and more relaxing for the whole family.
Make your garden look great
As you will know, plants come in all shapes and sizes, so you can create a blistering display of colours when you create your sensory garden. You may want to mix things up and combine bright, vivid colours or segment your garden into different colours. Whatever option you go for, be sure to incorporate as many shades as possible.
Think about maintenance
Some plants require more maintenance than others, so factor this in when you’re designing your garden. For bigger maintenance tasks, it can be easier, quicker and cheaper to access professional help. With reputable firms, like Sydney Tree Company, you can ensure that trees are pruned or cut back so that they’re safe at all times. Furthermore, getting expert help will enable you to choose the plants and shrubs that are best suited to your environment.
As well as using plants, shrubs and trees to create your sensory garden, why not incorporate vegetables too? Kids will love getting to taste-test their homegrown produce and you can teach them more about natural farming when you have your own vegetable patch. Getting kids involved in growing vegetables allows them to have a real hands-on approach to the garden, which ensures a complete sensory experience.
Bird calls and buzzing bees can add a beautiful acoustic backdrop to your garden but why stop there? Adding wind chimes, water features or even sound fences incorporates an array of sounds into the space and helps to create a soothing and calming environment. By choosing features that kids can use to make their own noises, you can give them free rein to enjoy the garden in their own way.
Building a Sensory Space
If your garden is a little on the small side or you don’t have any outdoor space at all, there’s no need to panic. You can create a sensory experience in any space, so don’t worry if you only have a window box, terrace or patio to work with. By incorporating a wide range of features and using a combination of stimuli, you can create a stunning sensory garden in any environment.
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