Generally, when we think about a garden, we think about all the colours and hues created by the combination of different plants and flowers. A beautiful garden is indeed a pleasure for the eyes, and chromatic combinations can give emotions that are hard to express. However, if you think about it for a moment, you will realize that walking in a garden is a multi sensory experience that involves not only sight, but also touch, hearing, taste and smell. If it’s true that sight is the most stimulated sense, it is also true that we can touch the leaves of the plants, we can hear the rustle caused by the wind, we can smell the scent of flowers or taste fruits. The sensory garden is designed to give visitors a unique experience that involves sight and all the other senses and that will help them re-establish a contact with nature.
A multi sensory path
The sensory garden can stimulate all the five senses and can help psychophysical well-being. It is not a case if it is used as a therapy for people with disabilities or patients with Alzheimer. A sensory garden needs careful planning and everything has to be in its right place. Plants and flowers are selected and arranged in order to create a path for the five senses. There are, for example, many combinations of flowers of different colours, which are fundamental for chromotherapy. The sensory garden is full of fragrant flowers and plants that help stimulate smell, reawakening emotions, sensations and positive thoughts.
The sensory garden: rediscover the contact with nature!
Sensory gardens are green spaces in which you can relax, meditate, and rediscover the contact with nature, a contact that we are losing more and more. If you want to try a unique multi sensory experience, plan a visit to a sensory garden near you!