It is a type of garden specifically designed to be accessed and enjoyed by our students. The goal of creating this type of garden is to provide opportunities for sensory stimulation, both individually and collectively, in ways that users may not usually encounter.
A sensory garden consists of features for people with special needs such as: scented and edible plants, sculptures and handrails, water features designed to make sounds, and multiple touch-pads.
Sensory garden has a wide range of educational and recreational applications. It can be used in the education of special-needs students, including people with autism.
Depending on the user group, other features may include integration of sound and music in order to combine the play needs younger users with their sensory needs.
Sensory gardens devote themselves to providing a multi-sensory experience (smell, music/sound, touch ...) where the equipment is doubled up to provide an enhanced opportunity for individual capacities, in addition to developmental, learning and educational outcomes.
The Sensory Garden features an enhanced infrastructure to allow the access of wheelchairs and facilitate other accessibility concerns. The design and layout provide a sensory stimulating journey, increasing awareness, and providing positive learning experiences.