How to create a sensory garden with herbs and vegetables

Do you remember our sensory garden project at Sansa House?

Last month, we built some raised beds and made great progress. This month, we’ve started planting…

A Sansa House service user is using a trowel to plant some mint.

We’ll be able to add tasty extras to our meals soon

Some of the people we support have been planting herbs and vegetables including lavender, sage and rosemary. The idea is that the garden will smell gorgeous as well as providing us with veggies for the dinner table.

Everyone is rolling up their sleeves to get involved with this project. When the people we support help to create their own environments, they feel more connected to it. Plus, of course, they learn new skills.

A service user in pink trousers kneels with a trowel to plant herbs.

One of the people we support is getting to grips with planting seedlings

Staff at Sansa House and the people they support will be having a competition to see who can grow the tallest sunflower – we’ll have photos of that soon, too.

So what’s next in the sensory garden?

We’ll be creating a living wall from woven bamboo and runner beans to section off the garden. Tune in next month to see how we did it, and how you can do the same in your garden.

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