Girton Town Charity

Sensory Garden

In 2016 GTC decided to establish a Sensory Garden on its plot of land at the entrance to Wellbrook Way, adding an attractive focus to this core area of the Village for everyone to enjoy.
The design is appropriate for all users – from young parents with pushchairs and prams, through to small children, teenagers and families and our older residents who may have wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
It includes a sensory trail through the garden – stimulating sight, smell, touch, taste and sound through the use of specific plants and materials – as well as self-contained garden spaces which are perfect for people to pause and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
In 2016, the project was awarded to Sylvia Newman Garden Design Ltd, a family-run business located in Longstanton which has designed and planted many gardens, in a wide range of different settings and it was formally opened in September 2017 by Heidi Allen MP.
Sylvia Newman said: “It was important to create a space that can be appreciated one-to-one as well as by groups.  All components, including planting, need to be robust enough to take the level of use required by a public space, including wildlife."