• Rotary creates sensory garden for Resthaven Westbourne Park

    Rotary creates sensory garden for Resthaven Westbourne Park

    Rotary donates time, effort to residential garden project

    Rotarians from the Mitcham Rotary Club have joined forces with the local garden centre to begin work on a ‘sensory garden’ at Resthaven Westbourne Park.

    Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, says, ‘We are delighted that the Mitcham Rotary Club is so kindly donating their time and energy to create this garden to benefit the residents of Resthaven Westbourne Park. Their generosity is amazing!’

    ‘As a fellow not-for-profit charity, Resthaven and Rotary are a great partnership.’

    ‘The Rotarians are doing all the hard work, and the Rotary Club is donating the fencing and the pavers.’

    ‘The local Bunnings Hardware store has also come on board, and will be donating the plants.’

    ‘Sensory gardens aim to encourage an enjoyable sensory experience through the use of scented plants, textured foliage, colourful blooms, winding paths, and water features.’

    ‘They are enjoyable for everyone, and most particularly for people with dementia, as they offer the opportunity to reminisce and enjoy the textures, colours and scent of the plants.’

    ‘Residents at Resthaven Westbourne Park will certainly benefit from this wellness initiative.’

    ‘There are some truly wonderful people in our community, and their decision to assist us with our sensory garden is very much appreciated.’

    ‘New fencing is currently being installed, with paving to be laid and raised garden beds established in the near future.’

    ‘I sincerely thank everyone involved for their commitment and willingness to make this garden happen for Resthaven Westbourne Park.’

    ‘It’s just amazing.’

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    Images supplied courtesy of the Rotary Club of Mitcham

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