Sensory Garden

Our sensory garden rebuild is complete!

With the help of three dozen volunteers, as well as the Guilford Boy Scout Troop 472, our cherished sensory garden has been rebuilt.  Our new design features garden beds dedicated to the senses of sight, smell, sound, taste, touch as well as a labyrinth all to stimulate the sense of balance and introspection.  We also have a gazebo for guests to relax and enjoy the beauty of the garden. We are grateful for all of the volunteers and donors that could make this sensory garden a reality!  

Our official sensory garden ribbon cutting was a success!

What is a sensory garden?

For over two years, we have worked to create a public sensory garden at our Guilford based farm. The sensory garden is designed to be a place of beauty and discovery, where children and adults with autism and other sensory processing disorders can relax, reflect, and feel comfortable in exploring their senses in a welcoming environment. Our garden is both therapeutic and educational for a variety of individuals, particularly those with disabilities whose sensory responses are impacted.  At RFA, we recognized the need for such a place, not just for individuals with autism, but for all members of the community to enjoy. The sensory garden is organized into different garden beds that are dedicated to inspiring the different senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell.  A meditative labyrinth has also been installed at the sensory garden to educate on the vestibular sense.  We invite you to visit our sensory garden and learn more.

 Our sensory garden is available for community events!

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