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Senses Garden

The Senses Garden was established in 2023 to revitalise this green space for community enjoyment. The Town Council secured a £1000 grant from the South Oxfordshire District Council’s “Everyone Active” scheme to transform the area. The goal was to create a serene environment where people can connect with nature and wildlife, enhancing their well-being and mindfulness.

This project was a collaborative effort led by the Parks team with contributions from the wider community. The space includes colourful toadstools, a bug hotel, and wind chimes to make the space more inviting for children. Wild about Wallingford volunteers planted a range of bulbs, including daffodils and snowdrops.  A bench, generously donated by Highcroft, St. Joseph’s Homes, offers a spot for peaceful reflection. Additionally, Wallingford 1155 donated plants for the bedding areas to offset carbon emissions from the Santa’s Sleigh event.

We asked members of the community to help us decorate the information board and to design a logo for ‘Wallingford in Bloom’. On Friday 5th July, we will be officially unveiling the garden and board and presenting prizes to the winning artists.

Thank you to the groups and organisations listed below who supported this project:

  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • RHS Community Network Fund
  • Wallingford 1155
  • Highcroft, St Joseph’s Homes
  • Wild About Wallingford
  • Wigod Way Family Centre