Natural Environments

How’s the serenity? Natural environments and sensory gardens

It seems like ‘busy’ is the new natural state – but it’s not a healthy one.

Constant activity, with no time to relax, is seriously detrimental to both physical and mental wellbeing.

Sensory gardens offer sanctuary. They’re a place to escape from the world and take some much-needed time out.

You can choose from a variety of features from Aussie Outdoor Design’s ELEMENTS Natural Environment range to create your own sensory garden.

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What is a sensory garden?

A Sensory Garden is made up of a variety of elements that enliven sensory nerves.

  • These elements include plants, as well as stone or wooden structures or sculptures.
  • Each element plays a part: the arrangement of walls, footpaths and seating, as well as the plants; their scent, colour and texture.
  • A successful sensory garden stimulates your sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch and even taste.

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Your space, your place

It doesn’t matter if you have lots of space or just a tiny courtyard, Aussie Outdoor Design sensory gardens are custom designed to suit the space, the surrounding area and the demographics.

You can choose from sculptural components, creative structures, interactive items and selected plantings to create a beautiful custom-designed retreat for all ages and abilities.

A sensory garden can include:

  • Sensory walls
  • Textured pathways
  • Sounding items
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Water play areas
  • Outdoor learning structures, and
  • Outdoor blackboards.

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Sensory gardens for schools: learning in nature

Many children suffer sensory overload. A sensory garden can calm frayed nerves and cool tempers.

  • Sensory items encourage a different approach to education and play.
  • Broadly accessible, a sensory garden is for people of all abilities.
  • Natural and indigenous vegetation supports learning objectives.
  • Timber structures or boulders are practical and add visual interest.
  • Textured pathways invite exploration.
  • Natural water features cool the space and calm the senses.

Schools find that ELEMENTS Sensory Gardens make perfect outdoor learning areas. You can choose the combination of elements for your school environment and your students’ needs.

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Why choose Aussie Outdoor Design?

Aussie-made: Our top quality products and facilities meet Australian Standards and WHS requirements 7-year product warranty: With ongoing maintenance solutions and service
2-year workmanship guarantee: For your peace of mind Site-specific results: Your space will shine
Tamper-proof edges: Both durable and attractive Fully integrated design, delivery and installation: Our one-stop-shop offers convenience, seamless service and cost-effectiveness
Environmentally friendly: We recycle and use recycled materials Custom design: Turn your wish list into a much-loved space or place
Great value for money: For your ratepayers, your fundraising team or your wallet Government-approved contractors and KidSafe approved products: Because your wellbeing is ours
Certified softfall suppliers: Your athletes, students and community are our priority Friendly, qualified installers: Your good name and our good name go hand-in-hand
Pet-friendly products: Because what’s a public space without a pet?    
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