A new sensory garden for people living with a disability is on the horizon at the Afford Cherrywood Hub in Llandilo.
Thanks to a grant from Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the centre will receive $5000 to deliver the garden, aimed to engage clients through sensory experiences.
The garden will incorporate new lighting and flower beds to invite different smells with flowers, herbs and plants.
Afford CEO, Steven Herald, said the enhancement of the sensory gardens would benefit thousands of people.
“People living with disability come from across Sydney to take part in activities at Cherrywood Hub,” he said.
“In addition to a range of sensory gardens and spaces, we also hold activities and events for enjoyment so that individuals can develop their skills and also socialise with others.”
He said the cash injection was crucial.
“Grant money is so important to helping us, as a not-for-profit organisation, to continue to deliver quality support and facilities for people living with disability in the community,” Mr Herald said.
In addition, materials will be purchased for participants to develop artworks to integrate into the sensory gardens.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.