Sensory gardens and therapeutic spaces

Funding has allowed us to provide therapeutic sensory gardens for patients working towards recovery to go home

Hosting a variety of herbs to amplify senses at Longmoor House 

The outdoor space with two gardens now benefits over 200 patients, staff, family and friends per week.  They host a variety of herbs including sage, rosemary and lavender and various fruit trees including cherry, pear and apple to amplify senses when using the gardens.

Patients include those out of acute but still require reablement, rehabilitation for complex medical conditions – working towards recovery to go home.

“We have patients who have got issues around dementia and mental health issues - to stay in one ward or one room is difficult, so this provides an extra therapeutic space to reconnect”

“It’s provided a lovely space in summer for patients to get a little bit of normality out of the ward environment; to get some fresh air and clarity”

Emma Evans, Matron at Longmoor House

Sensory gardens at Longmoor House