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Sensory Gardens

Sensory Gardens

Gardens should have more than just visual appeal-they should ignite all senses as you stroll through them. Learn how to incorporate pleasing sounds, smells, and textures into your landscape plan. 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

 

Plants Mentioned in this Webinar: 

Sight:

Color:

Annuals

Perennials

River Birch (Betula)

Anise Hyssop

 

Texture:

Ferns

Yarrow (Achillea)

Bergenia

Hollies (Ilex)

Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus)

 

Movement:

Ornamental Grasses

Outdoor Decor

 

 

Touch:

Lamb's Ear (Stachys)

Bergenia

Hens & Chicks (Sempervivum)

Bear's Breeches (Acanthus)

Ferns

Wormwood (Artemisia)

Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus)

Sweet Flag (Acorus)

 

Smell

Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus)

Gardenia

Wormwood (Artemesia)

Ornamental Herbs

Annual Herbs

Sweet Flag (Acorus)

Holy Basil

 

Taste:

Edible Fruit & Nut Trees

Edible Berry & Nut Bushes

Vegetable & Fruit Starts

Herb Starts

Vegetable Seeds

Herb Seeds

Anise Hyssop

Holy Basil

 

Sound

Ornamental Grasses

Southern Magnolia

Chimes

Water Features

 

 

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