Therapy and Sensory Gardens
The creation of enabling gardens (therapy and sensory) are relatively low cost, and can be easily developed to meet either individual and/or collective needs.
Gardens can range from pots, garden beds or plant boxes of various sizes to meet space availability.
The enabling gardens can be of many different configurations to:
- show visual beauty
- encourage appreciation of colour
- cater for the sense of touch, of taste, of smell and of hearing
- call attention to visual changes throughout the different stages of plant life
- provide activity by way of hands on tasks (depending upon skill level)
Further, the gardens can and do provide:
- variety/change with the differing seasons
- sense of pride and ownership
- enjoyment for everyone - residents, staff, family and others
- food source - e.g vegetables, herbs, fruit etc
- flowers as a display within the garden or home and/or presentation as a gift