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The best sensory gardens in the UK

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As the world reaches a new normal and our favourite attractions are now open once again for us to enjoy, if you’re thinking about getting out to enjoy the great English outdoors, then there is no better time. As summer brings greenery and an abundance of flowers, many different types of gardens are now opening up to aid those with mobility and sensory concerns. A recent article from News Motability goes into detail about some of the best sensory gardens in the UK. Read on to find out more.

Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project is one of the most popular gardens in the UK. Situated in Cornwall, the attraction is known for hosting musical artists, exhibitions and visitors from across the globe.

The location is a sensory delight with the humid Rainforest Biome home to crashing waterfalls, feathery plants and an abundance of heady fragrances. There are also accessible parking spaces and toilets and free manual and powered wheelchairs.

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a location perfect for the whole family and you can easily spend the day wandering around its beautiful green spaces.

It also offers a sensory trail for those who wish to experience the gardens by their senses. Get hands-on with an abundance of textured flowers from sticky grasses to fluffy pampas.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London

Another garden hugely famous in the UK due to its royal connections, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is home to some of the most stunning gardens in the world and attract millions of visitors a year.

Every month the gardens offer a free monthly sensory guided walking tour for visitors with sight loss (and their carers) so they can experience the garden through their touch and smell.

If you struggle with your mobility and rely on a curved or straight stairlift or you know someone who would love the experience of a sensory garden, then why not explore some of the suggestions above.

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