Sunday 12 November 2017
All-day Workshop: 9:30am to 3pm
Australian Garden Auditorium, RBGV Cranbourne Gardens
Cnr Ballarto Rd & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne
Come and explore with us the joys of creating a sensory garden.
Whilst all gardens can have healing effects, the idea of ‘sensory gardening‘ goes beyond. The environment created within a sensory garden aims to stimulate and engage the five senses – sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing so that they are accessible, interactive and appeal to all age groups.
This is a ‘hands-on day’ that will also offer you the opportunity to learn how to propagate a variety of plants to help you start your very own sensory garden.
Steven Wells is the keynote presenter. He is regarded as the most experienced Horticultural Therapist practising in Australia at this time. He is qualified in nursing and horticulture and has achieved a number of awards for his work.
AB Bishop an experienced horticulturist and co-author with Angus Stewart of “The Australian Native Garden”, will talk about sensory aspects of the Australian flora and enlighten us on those extra special plants that we can use in our own gardens.
We will be joined by someone from Vision Australia, who will teach us how a vision-impaired person experiences gardens. In addition, we will learn how to guide and explain gardens or bushland to someone with little or no vision.
Cranbourne Gardens’ Manager Horticulture John Arnott and Horticulturalist Nikki May will explore sensory features of the Peppermint Garden of the Australian Garden with participants.
Register and pay via the Sensory Gardens Booking Form
For further information contact Chloe Foster: 0420 504367