Unique sensory garden to improve in Hailsham

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THE DENNIS King Memorial Sensory Garden in Hailsham is to be improved with new signs in braille giving information about plant species and other information.

Hailsham in Bloom Committee created the orchard and sensory garden off Gleneagles Drive last Summer to help people suffering problems such as with their eyesight and hearing the chance to explore plants and flowers by touching, tasting, smelling and hearing.

Part of the committee’s budget this year will be used for the improvements and more shrubs, grassex and herbs are also to be planted.

Town Cllr Jeff Bentley-Astor, in bloom committee chairman, said: “Creating this garden has been a fantastic challenge for everyone concerned.

“Once the various tweaks and improvments have been implemented and additional shrubs planted, the finished product will be well received by the public and provide lots of enjoyment in years to come.

“We will continue to make improvements to the Dennis King Memorial Sensory Garden as and when necessary and continue to work closely with businesses and voluntary organisations to achieve this objective.”