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What is a Sensory Garden?

Sensory gardens are carefully designed areas which are devoted to engaging the senses. The purpose of a sensory garden is to trigger various neurological experiences, some of which are new, some familiar and often in exciting combinations. These sensory experiences can be highly impactful – you will become more receptive to the world around you in a positive manner. This allows children and adults to improve elements of their cognitive function, while remaining in a safe, relaxing environment.



Here are some ideas of things to include in a school sensory garden:

  • Scented plants
  • Edible plants
  • Engraved seating
  • Play sculptures
  • Touch-pads
  • Mirrors
  • Sandpits
  • Water features

You could also enhance the interactive aspect of your school sensory garden with outdoor musical instruments and drawing tools. For example:

  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiels
  • Rain-wheels
  • Drums
  • Chalkboards
  • Whiteboards
  • Tracing boards

Finally, don’t forget about the feeling you want to create for those moving around the sensory garden space. You can choose from some of these examples:

  • Bark/Wood chip
  • Pebbles
  • Grass
  • Outdoor play carpet

Clients include:

St. Patrick's elementary school -  Miami Beach

Private residence - Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, N.M.B, Aventura, and Miami Shores

Children's Therapy - North Miami Beach and Aventura

For more information on how to get your own sensory garden growing to learn more on how we can help you start your sensory garden.