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Farleigh Hospice's Sensory Garden

Thursday 27th August

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Farleigh Hospice’s sensory garden is starting to take shape...

Farleigh Hospice’s sensory garden is starting to take shape. Designed by Boyd Mullins of Plan B Garden Design, the sensory garden includes features, surfaces, objects, and plants that stimulate our senses through touch, sight, scent, taste and hearing.

Boyd, whose brother was cared for by Farleigh Hospice, has developed a garden with many different purposes in mind. Throughout, there are calming scented plants, restful seating areas, a community area for growing food, and a therapeutic space for our patients to help them recuperate. The garden is also fully accessible for wheelchair users and mobility aids.

Our wonderful local community and garden centres have already kindly donated plants and resources. However, we still need additional plants and seeds to help us complete this fantastic project.

If you would like to donate or are a budding gardener who would like to get involved please email

Family brightens Farleigh Gardens

Local man Chris Ratcliffe and his family kindly donated three wonderful hand-made planters, and flowers to brighten up our Farleigh gardens. They took on the project during the lockdown, as they wanted to do something for their local hospice.

Chris said: “We chose to donate to Farleigh as we have always supported the hospice movement wherever we’ve lived, and appreciate times must be very difficult right now. It was also great to give the children a practical thing to do during lock-down and to provide them with an understanding of the value of giving your time to other people.”

Chris Ratcliffe and family