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Grow your senses and welcome wildlife in your garden
Learn how to design a sensory or wildlife garden for your home, school, business, or community in this online seminar!
Part of Port Phillip EcoCentre's online seminar series, its interactive online seminar on Designing Sensory and Wildlife Gardens will teach you how you can design a sensory or wildlife garden for your home, school, business, or community.
A sensory garden is a garden that provides a wide variety of sensory experiences through fragrance, different textures, colours, shapes and aromas. They are designed to stimulate the senses and maximise the sensory impact they have on visitors.
They are used for horticultural healing therapy techniques and help build a connection with nature.
And a wildlife garden is one that serves as a haven for wildlife, providing the habitats needed by native and local plants and animals. They encourage birds, bees, butterflies and other animals into the garden and enable them to thrive.
Both sensory and wildlife gardens empower communities to take sustainable actions by growing or renewing the communities' connection with and love of nature.
The seminar is taking place on the 14th of May 2020, starting at 6 pm and ending at 7 pm, and will be given by Port Phillip EcoCentre's Deb Punton, an ecopsychologist and the EcoCentre's Garden Coordinator.
Deb is trained in landscape design and horticulture and "aims to support individuals interweaving sustainability of self, environment and community through mindfulness of the everyday things in nature, sensory joys and growing, cooking and sharing food".
You can register for the Designing Sensory and Wildlife Gardens Seminar on Port Phillip Ecocentre's website here.