Visiting award winning Cornish ‘Year of Green Action Garden’ at Hampton Court Flower Festival

Cornish Charity, Sensory Trust, has recently been commissioned by the Department for the Environment, Farming, Fishing and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to create a Year of Green Action garden at Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.  

The accessible, sensory-rich family garden promotes the Year of Green Action, displaying affordable, nature-friendly ideas and activities developed with children with disabilities and their families.  

It shows how engaging with plants can foster deep, lasting connections, motivating us to care and act for the environment that cares for us. The garden demonstrates how sensory garden design can help children of all abilities connect with nature for their mental and physical health and well-being, a key ambition in the 25 Year Environment Plan. 

Commenting on her visit Sarah said: “I was very proud to see my constituents’ inspirational work displayed at such a prestigious national event. The 25 Year Environment Plan is enabling and funding great new partnership working. I was delighted to meet Lynsey Robinson from the Sensory Trust and to see examples of her work with children at Penryn Learning Academy. I enjoyed learning from the team about how to be a more environmentally friendly gardener and I am looking forward to delivering on my pledge. I encourage everyone to look at the top tips of the Sensory Trust https://www.sensorytrust.org.uk/ 

Sensory Trust is a registered charity based in Cornwall, with a 25-year history of working with disabled people, older people and children to create meaningful, accessible experiences to connect people with nature which benefits their health and wellbeing. It also advises organisations and visitor destinations on access and therefore improved enjoyment of outdoor spaces for people with disabilities.