Three years on, the Mont Albert Community Hub sensory garden, a Yooralla adult day service, formally known as ‘Steppin Out’, is going strong and loved by clients and community:
Pascale Miller from Nurture Nature designed our sensory garden at our day service. Our service provides programs for adults with complex intellectual disabilities, including severe autism. The sensory garden is specifically aimed to calm, interest and excite in different areas. We are SO grateful for the expertise provided right from the original sketch to the garden completion with landscapers overseen all the way by Pascale. Terrific still after 3 years.
Joy Allen – Mont Albert Community Hub Service Coordinator
NurtureNature Education’s garden designs always involve:
- face-to-face personal consultation, where we listen to your needs and vision,
- careful site analysis to ascertain the best positions for features such as open space, dense plantings, tree canopy, water features, drainage etc.
- Specialist horticultural advice of plant types and their preferred growing conditions, uses (edible, indigenous or native, etc.) and recommendations on what would fit both your vision and the site (e.g. Avoiding allergies, toxins, invasive weeds etc.)
- Hand drawings and concept plans with recommended plant lists and descriptions (plant size and habit, flowering/fruiting times etc)
- Maintenance advice for the gardens upkeep and care after installation (e.g. watering, composting, mulching, pruning, fertilising etc)
NurtureNature Education will maximise the potential of your garden, whether it is for attracting wildlife, sensory experiences, edible produce gardens, children’s learning and adventure, relaxation, or all of these; ensuring that it thrives for continued enjoyment.