Welcome to the Serpentine Sensory Garden!
Mark, Graham, Kristie and Ross worked in heat, wind and rain with staff to make the green area at the back of the house into a lovely serene space. They garden has different sensory stimulations, of colours, smells and sounds. Miracle, whose real name is Ilona, asked us if we would like to make a sensory garden.
We were not sure what a sensory garden was, so Miracle showed us some pictures on her iPad. We all liked the photos and said we wanted to make one. We all took part in creating the garden and purchased items to add. Some of these we brought off eBay and some we got on our support days with Mark, another staff member.
We hope you like what we’ve created!
Our residents keep themselves busy with fun projects. This garden is at our Serpentine Road residence. Other projects, like creating a beach hut and pub, have been completed by other residents! Listen to Sarah at our Hazelgrove & Martingrove Residence talk about what residents get up to.
We painted some round paving slabs. Miracle dug a round hole to put them in. Graham put the paving slab into the hole.
We used the old waterfall which was broken. Mark purchased a solar powered water feature. We painted some stones we found in the garden which is bright and colourful.
Miracle found an old broken umbrella. She dug it in the ground and we put lots of different bits on it.
Mark enjoying putting his hands in the old plant pots which we put different material in for Mark to touch.
Miracle started digging out squares to help Mark put different textures on the ground for Mark to walk on.