General information: around 170 taxons
Area: 0.18 ha
These gardens are usually used for therapeutic purposes and are therefore adapted to the needs of the blind and disabled as well as children and young people. They are also a place of active recreation for whole families.
Sight recedes into the background here, and the other senses begin to dominate. We have to start perceiving the world around us by means of hearing, smell, touch and even taste. This sharpening of our senses is made possible by the sensory garden.
Visitors’ increasing interest in this subject has prompted us to create such gardens. We are currently in the early stages of their creation.
We have already made the Garden of Rustling Grasses. In order to achieve a diversity of sound effects, the garden is planted with grasses of different heights and stiffness of stems, inflorescences and leaves. The variety of their colours is an additional advantage.
The many grasses include: silvergrass (Miscanthus), fountaingrasses (Pennisetum), and panicgrass (Panicum) as well as: moor grasses (Molinia), wood oats (Chasmanthium), spodiopogon (Spodiopogon), reedgrass (Calamagrostis), fescues (Festuca) and Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa).
Meanwhile, the Gardens of Colour focus on the sense of sight. We have created a White, Gold, and Colourful garden.
The White Garden is dominated by plants with white flowers such as: roses (Rosa), mock oranges (Philadelphus), hydrangeas (Hydrangea), asters (Aster), alliums (Allium), fritillaries (Fritillaria) and annual plants.
The Golden Garden gets its name from plants with yellow flowers and leaves. In it you can find: roses (Rosa), spindle trees (Euonymus), heliopsis (Heliopsis), goldenrods (Solidago), tulips (Tulipa) and annual plants.
The Colourful Garden is characterised by a diversity of colours. Shades of red and pink dominate among the many varieties of roses. These colours can also be found among the garden’s annual plants.
Additionally strongly fragrant plants have been planted in the Sensory Garden. These include catnip (Nepeta), Russian sage (Perovskia), lavender (Lavandula) and thyme (Thymus).
Installations with ceramic elements have been placed in the garden with children in mind.