Heart of England District

A sensory garden is not just for the blind. It is for everyone and is designed to encourage people to use their 5 senses:

Sight - Hearing - Smell - Touch - Taste

The senses will be attracted in the garden in the following ways:

Sight
plenty of colours.

Hearing
rustling plants, running water and plants that attract birds and other wildlife.

Smell
plants that that have a strong perfume at different times of the day.

Touch
different ground textures and plants with various textures in their leaves and stems.

Taste
unfortunately it would be unwise to let visitors taste the plants even though there are culinary herbs.

The design is sympathetic to the age and structure of the church and incorporates traditional plants such as lily of the valley, orange blossom and honeysuckle to name just a few.