New sensory garden opens in Beckenham Place Park

The garden is a space for users to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life in a corner of the park that has been transformed to stimulate all five senses – sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.  It includes features, designed to attract wildlife and create sound including bird baths and feeders, as well as textured floors and raised beds.

The garden has been created for the entire community and includes seating areas, a disability ramp, a wheelchair friendly picnic bench and wheelchair accessible footpaths. A trip to the garden will enhance the physical and emotional well-being of all visitors and residents with a disability, such as dementia or a visual impairment, will be able to enjoy nature in a safe and tactile environment.

 

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  1. The Sensory Garden was created with funding from the Big Lottery via the Community Spaces program. The garden is maintained by Friends of Beckenham Place Park volunteers and the parks 2 gardeners, Potential volunteers should contact bpp.friends@hotmail.co.uk

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