The Garden Club at the Wolf Life Transitions Center has been working hard for the past few weeks to maintain their new sensory garden. The individuals in the club water the plants and pull weeds in the garden daily. The Garden Club members take great pride in their work, and the garden reflects that.
Cambridge Pavers Inc. donated the paving stones to CDS for the installation of the new sensory garden at the Wolf Life Transitions Center in June. Mulcahy's Landscape and Design, LLC. donated the labor for building the new garden, as well as a variety of new plants that the individuals helped put in the new garden.
Sensory gardens are designed as therapeutic tools to stimulate the five senses of those in its surroundings. These gardens allow individuals to see, smell, touch, hear and even taste different things in the garden. The sensory garden is important for individuals with developmental disabilities, especially those who may have a visual or hearing impairment, as they can enjoy nature and utilize the garden to stimulate their senses. Sensory gardens are also beneficial to individuals with autism who may have heightened senses allowing them to enjoy a soothing environment in which they can discover and stimulate their senses. Sensory gardens also encourage individuals to go outside and enjoy nature while they help with maintaining the garden and learn about plants and how they grow.
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