Gardens are about senses, sight, sound, touch, taste and smell and every garden should be designed to encompass these to allow you to explore with each of the five senses.
Sensory Gardens provide therapy for a wide range of conditions. Sufferers of dementia find reduced anxiety in a garden with sensory themes by stimulating the lymphatic system within the brain. This can be achieved through smelling flowers, seeing vivid colours, sounds such as birds and bees, water and through touch using different textures.
A water feature in a sensory garden is designed to create the sense of touch as well as sound from the water and the nature around you.