To create a sensory garden, the planting needs to appeal to our senses through touch, small, sight and even sound.
A sensory garden can have special importance for gardeners, friends and family with impaired senses. We can also design it as a calming garden to help ameliorate stess and anxiety.
To ensure accessibility to touch and smell the plants in a sensory garden, raised beds are ideal surrounded by hard landscaping of a generous width, providing easy access, ensuring visitors and gardeners alike can reach, touch and enjoyed garden. In a sensory garden, the choice of plants and flowers is centred on plants which are good to enjoy by touch and smell.
Since touch is important in a sensory garden, check out that none of the plants or shrubs is toxic, as many can cause skin irritation. The RHS has a comprehensive list.