Sensory Garden at The Alan Higgs Centre
A Sensory Garden was identified as one of the projects to be implemented at The Alan Higgs Centre, as outlined within the Environmental Masterplan, in order to enable people with disabilities to experience nature in a different way.
Accordingly The Living Environment Trust used the project as an opportunity to involve various community groups, including Students with Severe Learning Difficulties and Disabilities from Brandon Wood Farm. In addition, the Trust secured the support and involvement of senior staff from the West Midlands offices of Coca Cola, who joined forces with the students to undertake the final planting of the sensory garden. Coca Cola also donated the £350 for the purchase of all of the plants for the area.