Joell Dunlap ask me the other day, and I am passing it on to our Dream Team:
If money wasn't an issue- what elements would be in a sensory garden? Edible plants, filtered light, fruit trees- what else? Water Element of course (Joell Dunlap)
Rain bells, a sensory path made of different textures (grass, pebbles, sand), something bouncy, large wooden instruments- hanging chimes or whatever, a big hour glass with sand in that you can turn, a star map made of stones bobbles on the floor, water you can channel and divert...
A smell- sensory parc or wood: herbs like Thyme, Romaine, Lavender, Basil, all the healing plants that smell, and selling trees like Cypress. Music from natural instruments: Dijjiridoo (Australian native instrument), drums etc.
Julian and Julia Ross:
Foam bath and foam slides, some slime to stick your hands in or even bath in. A very smooth path with thin layers of warm good smelling oil on it where you can walk/slide on and have the opportunity to even poor warm oil on your legs etc. Ice cube buckets- to chew on to stick your hands/feet in on a hot day, listen to them explode etc. something with wind, like a huge people high fan that blows a soft nice smelling wind at your whole body- you can choose the small and temperature of course!
Bird feeders and butterfly plants and whatever else you can put to attract critters.
- deep pressure elements for shoulders and laps (e.g.
- a wheelbarrow
- therapy (big bouncy) balls
- a net swing or hammock
- a (natural) sensory den/tree house
- fidget toys
- a climbing rope, or zip line (US)/flying fox (UK)