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Learn about the Garden
A Secret Garden

A Sensory Garden

A Place to Learn and Grow

This historic garden encourages the community to immerse their senses in the natural world. A connection that has no limits. People who visit come to explore how our perception of nature can enhance our interpretation of the world around us. This evolutionary bond manifests throughout history in various forms. Five-hundred years ago this land was a pivotal place for people to acquire great insight into unknown parts of the world. They would pursue journeys that required them to search within themselves for knowledge and inner-will. To partake in these journeys was ambiguous and ambivalent. People had to connect with nature on an intellectual and emotional level. Lessons had to be learnt through dedication and self-discipline. Over the course of time, people have found the vast expanses of the natural realm to inspire revelation and realisation within them. This unconditional relationship speaks to the core of each individual and aligns them with the roots of their hearts. The garden provides people with a place to connect with nature in ways that build upon its indispensable purpose and enhance perception. Embrace the five senses—sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Walk through the gate. Envelop your vision with the surrounding plants and trees. See how different colours and contrasts influence thought and feeling. Hear the local birdlife and listen to leaves rustle in the wind. Smell the distinct fragrances of flowerbeds or individual herbs. Taste produce fresh from the ground or vine. Touch silky petals, intricate stems, fluffy leaves, or run your hands through the soil beneath. Come and immerse your perception. 

What to consider when entering the garden: 


How sight can influence mood and emotion to guide people in their correspondence with nature.


What the thematic combinations or seasonal arrangements of colours can evoke for our visual senses. 


How differing shades of the same colour can provide subtle contrasts to increase depth of vision.


How the scents from fragrant flowers or scented leaves can stimulate the olfactory senses.


The attraction of herbs for their potent smells that can stimulate appetite or feeling. 


The minute yet evocative sensations in soft flowers, small stems, or fluffy leaves for the touch.  


How various textures can all bear an inter-relatable presence from different parts of one plant from stem to petal.


How our auditory senses can be traversed alongside the movement of grass and trees as they whisper in the wind. 


The way fruits, vegetables, and herbs can be incorporated into this immersive dynamic to create a tasteful experience. 


How eating fresh produce direct from soil can influence the taste and quality of different fruit and vegetables.


How the taste of food changes depending on season or weather, such as picking a sun-warmed tomato on a summer’s day.

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