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Wollescote Park Sensory Garden

Wollescote Park Sensory Garden is situated in the walled garden of Wollescote Hall, which is a grand and impressive house, in the largest park in Dudley.
Much has changed over the years locally, however, the historic importance of the hall and surrounding parkland to the community, is enduring, and the addition of the Sensory Garden, in 2019, has been complementary to the heritage.
The Sensory Garden incorporates a petanque court, and is a project driven by the Friends of Wollescote Park volunteers’ passion. The space is inclusive and has appeal to those additional sensory needs or wanting to take part in low impact activities. The space is safely accessed from the upper carpark, the pathways having been widened for wheelchairs and pushchairs, and the garden provides an ideal spot, to run events, to host a regular community Pop-up café and “fun-days” for the public to enjoy.
The planting scheme stimulates the senses at a raised level, heightening the visitor experiences compared to ground level planting. Whilst the biodiversity of planting and micro-climate of the walled garden is enjoyed by a birds, invertebrates, and pollinators alike. The garden is naturally charming, and particularly suits people looking for an area to contemplate or enjoy quieter mindfulness.
Sensory Percussion instruments fuel the imagination of children and stimulate the minds of older adults entering the space, the special pentatonic tuning of the instruments, having been selected to not detract from the tranquillity of the garden.

Park Facilities

Free Parking
Sensory Garden
Walled Garden
Green Flag Award
Community Winner
Managing Organisation
Friends of Wollescote Park
Julia Marks