Sensory Garden

13 May 2011


Sensory Garden

The sensory gardens were open to visitors in 2011, there is still plenty of work to do, but the pathways are laid and the flower beds are populated with flowers and shrubs that have been grown specifically to create a sensory rich environment for visitors with disabilities.

Careful thought has been given to the needs of our visitors with sensory impairments; the design and layout of the garden provides a stimulating journey through the senses, heightening awareness and providing combined sensory opportunities.




Players from Wolves football club, along with other volunteers worked with the garden staff to plant the flowers and shrubs specifically cultivated for the garden.






7 April 2010

At last the weather has improved enough for the rendering the finished on the outer wall of the garden.

Now that the rendering is finished we can start on the planting out.



 We would like to thank Saint-Gabain Weber Ltd, who supplied the rendering materials free of charge.


We also would like to say a very big thank you to the guys from Stourbridge Rendering Systems to carried out the work free of charge.







23 September 2010

The garden still looks like a building site but it is taking shape. We can now see where the main water feature will be situated.


Work has now started on the Sensory Garden. Work commenced on 23 August when the guys arrived from Bonningdale Nurseries to start the hard landscaping. The hard landscaping is likely to take approximatley 10 weeks to complete.


The First Day

The construction of the largest of the raised beds.












Thursday 9 September a crane arrived from ABA Crane Hire to lift the sculpure in to its place in the raised bed area of the garden.  We would like to thank ABA for kindly undertaking the work free of charge.

On the same day two Wolverhampton Wonderers players, Wayne Hennessy and David Edwards came to present us with a cheque for £22,000 from WolvesAid towards the cost of the garden.

The playes spent time chatting to the children and young people who were enjoying a day's angling at Albrighton.