Sedlescombe School Sensory Garden

A previously grassed area with a steeply sided slope, a small seating circle and a willow tree was transformed into a sensory garden. Drought tolerant Mediterranean plants and grasses provide scent, colour and contrasting textures in the garden, with tall perennials and grasses bringing dynamic changes of height over the course of the year. Children will be able to enjoy outside lessons in the summer months seated beneath a shade sail in clearings within the gravel garden planting.


It will be a wonderful resource helping children to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, learn to nurture living things and develop an interest in horticulture that could last a lifetime. Designed and built by Kristina Clode Garden Design with help from parents from the school, the Sensory Garden was a totally voluntary project. Every child at the school planted a plant in the garden and laid a stone to mark out the pathways.

This garden was opened in December 2017 by Fergus Garrett, Head gardener of Great Dixter, and has been featured in the 'Garden Design Journal' December 2018.


Sensory Garden


Sedlescombe, East Sussex


Autumn 2017


4 Waterworks Cottages, Brede Hill, Brede, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6HG.

M: 07950 748097

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