What is a Sensory Garden?

What is a sensory garden?

  • A self-contained garden area that offers a wide variety of sensory experiences:
  • Light touch
  • Smell
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Possesses a range of educational and recreational application
  • Used in educating special needs students, such as those with autism
  • Helpful in the care of those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • Engaging experience for those with physical or mental disabilities
  • Accessible and appropriate for all demographics

Why at the Library?

  • Long history of offering extensive health and wellness programming for the entire community
  • Strong network of community partners committed to collaboration with the library
  • Compliments existing library programs:
    • Teaching Garden
    • Arts and Education Plaza
    • High Point Farmers Market
  • Centrally located:
    • Qubein Children's Museum
    • The High Point Museum
    • Truist Point
    • Ongoing Downtown Development
  • Walking distance to several neighborhoods
  • Near bus stop
  • Supports the library's mission of strengthening a sense of community