With a little care and thought, you can design a sensory garden (especially for the blind or visually impaired). Even if we are born with sight, accident or illness can rob us of our ability to see at any time in our lives.
If someone close to you is unable to see, and you have a garden or yard, you can greatly enhance their quality of life with a sensory garden which lays emphasis on the remaining senses….our main senses are sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste, so while a sensory garden would concentrate on all 5, a sensory garden for the blind concentrates on just four. This means that the garden does not have to be visually attractive. Bright colorful flowers are no longer a necessity. Even weeds won’t bother us too much, except where they threaten to overcome our plants.
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