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Fi's story - Gardening with visual impairment

Fi experienced sudden visual impairment three years ago. She has now found many ways to adapt how she gardens to keep getting enjoyment from it.

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Adapting your garden when blind or visually impaired

Some changes to your garden may make it easier to manage and enjoy. Find advice and tips here, from layout and lawns to plants and raised beds.

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Planning a sensory garden

Sensory gardens include features, objects and plants that appeal to our senses. They can be calming or stimulating, with a range of potential wellbeing benefits.

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Gardening when blind or visually impaired

Gardening can be fantastic for our wellbeing. If you are blind or visually impaired, there are ways to adapt your space and technique so you can keep enjoying time in nature.

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Gardening tools and equipment when blind or visually impaired

There are tools and equipment that can make gardening easier, plus ways to adapt what you have.

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Spring gardening tips when blind or visually impaired

There is plenty to be doing and enjoying in the garden as spring arrives. Here are some tips from Thrive horticultural therapist Julia Smith, from an interview with RNIB Connect.

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