The Verwood Sensory Wildlife Garden is laid out in the form of a spiral, containing easily accessible raised beds, each one designed to appeal to one of the five senses.

The main implementation was carried out by a local contractor but service users from the Verwood Opportunity Centre and local volunteers helped with other elements, such as planting 200 trees to form a native hedgerow and willow whips to create living wigwams.

Particular attention was placed on making the garden accessible to all, so as well as raised beds, the path around the garden was made using materials enabling wheel chairs, walkers and push chairs, to move freely.

The trees were planted in 2009 by; service users from Verwood Opportunity Centre (adults with physical and learning difficulties), children from Emmanuelle First School, and young volunteers from DWT’s V project.

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