Real World Gardener Sight and 5 Senses Gardening in Design Elements

September 19th, 2018


Five Senses Gardening: Sight in Garden Design.


Gardeners tend to busy themselves with tasks that need doing in the garden, often forgetting to revel in the sight that their garden is providing.

Taking stock of what’s in flower is important not only for the feel good moment it brings, but helps us to relax and really enjoy our environment.


The Seeability Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2008: How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision:

What can we do when designing a garden for the sense of sight.

Let’s find out about what, why and how.

I'm talking with Chris Poulton, Sydney Convenor for the Australian Institute of Horticulture and an experienced horticultural lecturer and consultant.

PLAY: Garden for the senses part 3 sight_12th Sept 2018


Take Chris’s suggestion and carry around with you the colour chart or colour wheel, so that when you’re buying a new plant, it fits in with what you want your garden to really feel and look like.


If you have any questions about five senses gardening or have a suggestion either for me or for Chris why not write in or email me at

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