We are very happy to share that our sensory garden outside of the museum is now open! We wanted to make the outside space of our museum just as interesting as the inside space and with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, we have been able to make this a reality. We hope to welcome lots of new visitors to the museum with the garden, not just human ones! Already, we have seen some bees buzzing, birds chirping and have had a few guests in our insect hotel.
Our sensory garden has been designed to engage all of the senses, with plants you can smell, listen to, touch and even taste! Next time you visit, come and have a seat and watch our garden grow.
We would also like to give a special thanks to local community interest company, Dundee and Angus Wood Recycling who made the raised beds and seating for us. Very excitingly, we have partnered with the “WeeCAIR” Medicinal Garden at the University of Dundee, School of Life Sciences and would like to thank them for supplying the beautiful plants in our garden.
To celebrate the launch of our sensory garden and the prospect of it bringing more birds to our museum, we have shared our recipe to make your own bird feeder balls to help you attract more birds to your garden too!