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 Post subject: Sensory garden - sight impaired
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:33 am 
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I would appreciate any advise on which plants to use in a sensory garden for sight impaired school children in jhb. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Sensory garden - sight impaired
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Welcome Sue!

I don't know much about sensory gardens, but this link might be helpful?
I sort of would advice not to plant nettles or cacti....

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 Post subject: Re: Sensory garden - sight impaired
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Hi DuQues
Thanks so much for that link - it is very useful.
Susie


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 Post subject: Re: Sensory garden - sight impaired
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So called 'Mediteranean' plants have furry or spiky leaves which should be nice to feel.

I think Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens has a sensory gardens and they would probably be able to help you...as I am sure, your local botanical garden would. (In the past I have found a phone call to one of the resident horticulturists at a botanical garden always gives the required info.)

Do the sight impaired children like growing things themselves?

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Susie, a very warm welcome :D What a wonderful project :thumbs_up:

I think that there is a path for the sight impaired a Berg n Dal at Kruger, but I am not sure who you would need to contact.

I am sure if someone could give you the contact details of the person who runs Skukuza nursery, you would get great advice.

What geographical area are you in?
I am always amazed at how the bush smells different at different parts of the day.

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MM Susie is in JHB (according to her first posting)

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Oops :redface:

big question then would relate to frost sensitive plants if it is the south or central area.

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