I hope the following information will give
you an idea of what has been
provided at the Waterside Resource Unit and why.
The Friends of Waterside was set up
to provide funds, by way of applications to various Charitable Trusts to obtain
funding for various specific projects, for the benefit of the client base
at the Waterside Resource Unit,
which caters for around 90 adults. All the clients have profound and severe
learning difficulties. Most of the client base are wheelchair users.
One of the projects was to create a Sensory
Garden and Patio area within the
grounds of the unit. The Garden area will provide the opportunity for clients
to access an outdoor multi-sensory experience and provide a pleasant and peaceful
place to spend time.
Plants and herbs used within the garden
to focus on aroma, colour and touch.
The area is completely wheelchair friendly and full access to the water features
and planting in the raised beds and planters have been incorporated within
the garden, so that everyone can gain full enjoyment from spending
The Friends of Waterside hope to fund
the creation of a Woodland area, which
will be located near the Sensory Garden, incorporating fully accessible paths
and using native shrubs and woodland plants. This area will provide a totally
different experience for the clients at The Waterside Resource|Unit.
Can't wait to see us on your web site
Waterside resource unit
What an impressive project!
Beautifully designed with imagination and style to create a wonderfully accessible
garden that will be immensely appreciated. All credit to your hard working
volunteers who, with graft and skill, have transformed a rough grass area
into an amazingly constructed and unique landscaped space, that looks so still
As the plants grow, the area will soon become an oasis of smell, colour and