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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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Getting more from nature - gardening and dementia

From growing and maintaining a space to simply being in the moment, gardens and nature offer so many opportunities. Here are some gardening tips and ideas for you.

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Gardening and dementia

Almost 1 million people in the UK have some form of dementia. The wonderful variety of experiences in a garden and nature mean it can be tailored to support your own wellbeing.

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Creating welcoming places – gardening and dementia

Welcoming outside places encourages you to spend more time in them. Find advice and inspiration for your garden if you are living with dementia.

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Engaging sense of smell

Engaging our sense of smell in the garden

When we consider sensory elements for our gardens, we often focus on sight and sounds. However, a key sensory element for any garden is smell. With a wide choice of scented flowers and plants to choose from, this article looks at key considerations for engaging our sense of smell in the garden.

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