Sensory Gardens What is a sensory garden? Encourage touch, taste, admire and listen! Provide healing therapy! Sound • Plants that draw in birds, butterflies and bees. • Ornamental grasses that blow in the wind. • Birdhouses and Birdbaths are ways to incorporate art into your garden to bring inviting sounds. Touch • Soft, fuzzy foliage varies with whispy or rough foliage. • Vary texture of tree and shrub bark. • Utilize smooth stone, rough glass, or various building materials. Smell • Use herbs to bring fragrance. • Honeysuckle, gardenia and fragrant flowers and shrubs. Sight • Vary height by climbing vines on trellises. • Vary heights of plant. • Vary the colors of green. • Vary the colors of flowers. • Use sculputures to show varying change of sunlight throughout the day. Taste • Use edible fruits, herbs and spices to encourage visitors to taste!