Sensory garden launches on Southport promenade

A sensory garden to help educate youngsters about nature, has opened in the town. The garden has been created within the community area of King’s Gardens on the Promenade thanks to the hard work of local volunteers.

The Friends of King’s Gardens group worked with the Green Machine – made up of representatives from Holy Family, Holy Trinity, Meols Cop, and Linaker Primary School, to plan, design and plant the garden for everyone to enjoy.

As part of the project the children learnt about the five senses and how these could be applied to create a unique sensory garden. Sefton Council’s parks and greenspaces team supported the project and a detailed plan was developed.

The garden includes grasses to make gentle sounds when the wind blows, herbs that smell of coca cola, curry, peppermint, and lavender, strawberries to taste, flowers to create a stunning visual effect, and touch boards that were made with objects from Sefton’s coast.

The garden is open every day and can be easily accessed via a ramp at the end of the Lower Promenade.