A sensory garden is all about stimulating and engaging the five senses of sight, smell, sound, touch and taste. This type of garden not only allows you to connect to nature, but encourages you to become more aware of your surroundings and your response to them, tapping into the principles of mindfulness.
Ennistymon Library was built in the 1980s and it included a designed garden at the time. The garden incorporated features from the Burren and the seashore (including an anchor). However the garden was not used for many years.
This outdoor space will now be transformed into Ennistymon Library Sensory Garden. It will offer a quiet, contemplative space for the community of Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Adults and children will use the space to meet and be creative together.
Features of the garden will include a low Liscannor stone wall, holly trees and other native plants, bug hotels, chimes and bird feeders. The plants will enhance the sensory aspect of the garden and will include herbs, wild flowers and plants that will rustle in the breeze and be nice to touch. We will also grow native plants to the area of Ennistymon.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.