I recently proposed the idea of creating one or more sensory garden spaces in Seaton. The idea is to help Seaton become as inclusive as possible. Sensory gardens are not only beautiful spaces for all but are especially important for those with additional needs. The location for this space is yet to be decided but a few places have been identified as being possible.
What is a Sensory Garden?
Sensory gardens are carefully designed areas which are devoted to engaging the senses. This may involve interactive elements – for example, inviting visitors to engage with various sensory panels, or trigger the sounds themselves.
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 – visitors become more receptive to the world around them in a
positive manner. This allows children and adults to improve elements of their
cognitive function, whilst remaining in a safe, relaxing environment.
Ideas of things to include in a sensory garden:
I would like to approach the project as a community project. Firstly though i need to know if you, our community feel this sort of space is needed or wanted?
Next i'm looking to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in the project? Are you able to volunteer your time, donate supplies or have ideas to share?
I've already presented this idea to Seaton Town Council who will consider the project for funding in the next budget. However i would like to fund the project through donations and volunteers as much as possible to show what can be achieve if we work together and support each other here in Seaton.
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