Sensory Garden

Sponsor: Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust and the City of Brookings - 1993

Popular for children and adults alike, the Sensory Garden is a unique space featuring plants that appeal to the 5 senses. Raised beds put the plant material easily within reach. Visually the foliage and flowers stand out across the garden.  The smell of Thyme and other herbs waft through the air.  The sound of Sea Oats and Baptisia pods rustle in the wind while the Balloon Flowers pop open to reveal their beauty. The velvety softness of Lamb’s Ear and the quick reaction of the Sensitive Plant appeal to one’s sense of touch.  Strawberries and onions offer their flavor to the sense of taste.