Sensory Garden

I had the opportunity to work on a handicap accessible garden for a local assisted living facility. During Covid, my Father had been in such a facility in MA and through this experience I attempted to employ several sensory items into the garden design to engage the residents in outdoor activities and exploration. This proposed program included a wind sculpture, chimes, small water feature, a Stone Butterfly flatwork seating area surrounded by a low Thyme “lawn”, and several pollinator plants for seasonal color, bee and butterfly activity. All seen from the resident’s upper floors to draw their interest into the outdoor garden space.

The stone walls were constructed by JSLA, Tim Gannett Masonry, and the walks installed by Tyler Lawn Care. The planting consultant is Sally Dean. An ongoing work in progress under construction.

View the full Sensory Garden design: CLICK HERE