Sensory Memorial Garden
To provide a sensory “quiet” garden, a “Friendly Giant” tactile feature and three tactile animal models (to hang in our Monkey Tree) for people with severe and profound disabilities at Hollybank Trust’s residential and day care facility in West Yorkshire. They have said this is what they would like!
- To improve the day to day lives and enrich the experience of people who use Hollybank, by giving them a wider range of outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy.
- To include Hollybank residents in the design and decision-making about the outdoor space in which they live.
- To complete the sensory/memorial garden and add unusual and exciting features to our garden for long term use of the whole Hollybank community.
How we will achieve our goals
A Community Award would ensure we are able to go ahead with this project which is already planned and ready to go. The landscaping company has been briefed and we have a team of volunteers from the local community who are ready to do their bit with the planting, dressing and finishing off of the project. Once built we will seek feedback from our residents and users to make sure we have it right for them.
Where the money will go
Used for education, entertainment, sensory stimulation or as a calming environment, this project will encourage our residents to develop an engagement with, and awareness of, their surroundings, by engaging all five senses. The planting will also encourage wildlife by encouraging insects, birds and small mammals, connecting residents with nature.