Sensory garden opens Delight as sensory garden opens at Portsmouth day service

A SENSORY garden for disabled service users has been opened in Portsmouth, proving hugely popular with visitors.

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 4:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 5:34 pm
Rhys Pike (23) from Portsmouth in the new sensory garden. Picture: Sarah Standing

Henderson Road Day Service recently had a sensory garden installed '“ which has apparently gone down a treat.

Assistant manager Duncan Mathewson said: '˜The response has been hugely positive.

'˜It provides a fundamental resource for the service users that we have '“ it's an accessible outdoors space that we previously didn't have here.'

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The garden was funded by a donation from Roy Maunder, with Fachtna Mcaboy putting the plants into the garden itself '“ which features an array of colours, smells and sounds.

Duncan added: '˜Colas also did the groundwork for us and it wouldn't have gotten off the ground without them.

'˜I don't think I could pick out a single favourite part. Everything in the garden works really well together '“ and the raised beds give our service users the chance to get a feel for the plants too.'