The Sensory Garden
In 2011 the
garden was created with funding from The Big Lottery Fund through
Groundwork Community Projects program. Lewisham Council Green
Scene permitted refurbishment of the rose garden area within the formal
gardens of Beckenham Place Park. Several people, groups, organisations,
volunteers performed work in the garden as well as the Friends of BPP volunteers and some landscaping was
contracted from Phoebes Garden Centre. The Friends volunteer team maintain the garden and the park gardeners work in
some parts of the garden. We cooperate in exchanging ideas for improving the
Garden is open to all to enjoy. We ask you to appreciate that the
garden is for the enjoyment of everyone so please treat it with care,
and not be tempted to pick flowers. Regretably not everyone
is considerate as some plants have been stolen and please keep dogs on
leads and not allow them to foul the garden. There are plenty of areas
in the park for games, dog walking and other activities which may not be suitable
for the formal garden.
There are litter bins for any rubbish from picnics.
garden follows this plan for touch, sight, smell, sound as far as
possible but some plants have attributes for more than one sense e.g.
herbs that release scent when touched.
garden is Sensory and Wildlife so plants good for birds and
pollenators are encouraged. We're not too fussy about weeds which are
'wild flowers growing in the wrong place' and some wild flowers and
grasses are quite impressive.