Have your say on a new sensory garden in Suffolk Road Recreation Ground

Release Date: 16 September 2020

As part of Richmond Council’s continued commitment to improve parks and open spaces, a sensory garden has been designed for Suffolk Road Recreation Ground in Barnes.

A consultation took place in 2017 to improve the grounds and the sensory garden was one of the agreed upon proposals.

Working with a local landscape designer and Friends of Suffolk Road Recreation Ground, the sensory garden will be installed in the dog free area of the Recreation Ground, near to the playground.

An artistic impression of the garden has been created. One of which is shown below.

You are encouraged to share your views on the design by completing a survey online. You can request a paper version of the survey by contacting consultation@grichmond.gov.uk.

The consultation closes on Tuesday 13 October 2020.

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, said:

"A sensory garden is designed to stimulate our senses and allows garden users to interact with the environment around them.

"Please share your thoughts on the design as we want as many people as possible to benefit from a new, therapeutic and relaxing garden in Suffolk Road Recreation Ground."

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P368/20

Updated: 22 September 2020