The Sensory Garden

The sensory garden has become our premier garden facility, and a center of activity that allows us to serve the general public by hosting a place that will appeal to EVERY visitor and provide them with a meaningful experience through exploration of many beautiful aspects of nature.

Our sensory garden is the largest of its kind in New England and one of the largest in the United States, spanning over three quarters of an acre. However, as we all know, bigger does not always equal better. Extensive research combined with cooperation from a variety of agencies that advocate for persons of various abilities, and input from potential guests has led to careful integration of unique garden features that accommodates their senses and maximizes their experience.

The Sensory Garden also features a small train that winds its way through the flowers and plants. The train runs on the weekends during the on-season and is operated and maintained by a group of volunteers. The official schedule will be released closer to the start of the season.