Rosanna Street Reserve Sensory Garden
Carnegie in Boonwurrung Country
The sensory garden serves as a place for respite and contemplation. It is strategically located at the eastern end of the reserve, making it easily accessible to both the residents of the Aged Care Facility, their caregivers, and family members. The garden has a formal geometric design, which adds structure and order to the space. The use of scented and textural plants is a thoughtful touch, as it engages multiple senses and triggers memories.
The garden features pathways that converge on a central meeting point, which is further enhanced by the presence of a rotunda. This central gathering area is ideal for social interactions and community bonding, providing a space for residents and visitors to connect. A circular path within the garden allows for easy exploration, enabling visitors to take in the finer details of the garden’s design and encourages people to engage with the garden at their own pace.
The project was initiated as a result of the Council’s Open Space Strategy, which identified a need for passive recreational opportunities in the area. This demonstrates the Council’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents and addressing community needs.
Overall, this sensory garden is an excellent example of how urban planning and landscape design can create inclusive and valuable spaces that serve the needs of diverse community members, including those in aged care facilities. It provides a place for both reflection and social interaction, enhancing the quality of life for all who visit.