Sensory Memory Garden for Sense at their Flagship Building TouchBase Pears, Birmingham, UK
Sensory memory garden for Sense, Internal Garden: Haptic Memories, Birmingham, UK
Sensory memory garden for Sense the National care provider with high quality arts at its core. This project is based at their flagship centre, Sense Touchbase Pears (STBP) in Selly Oak, a diverse demographic area with few opportunities for the community to engage and interact with nature. This project will act as a nature hub and pioneering example of disabled-led opportunities celebrating the games.
The creation of a memory garden planted with 69,000 wildflower seeds; equating to 1,000 seeds for each of the 69 wards in Birmingham. Each ward will have 1,000 flowers. Biometric data from the garden is recorded as is the sound of growth of the seeds through to their blossoming.
The sensory memory garden is a collaboration of 69 members of the public via the extensive community networks at STBP, where dedicated plant and memory café sessions with communities provide opportunities to leave messages of a memory, reflecting stories of the past and present.
Sound files are collated, and the use of Internal Garden soundscapes will enable visitors in the garden to listen and feel the vibrations of these memories as the plants continue to grow around them.
A fully immersive sensory memory garden.
Phase 2 of the garden design seen here.