Real World Gardener What Is Gardening with the Senses in Design Elements

August 31st, 2018


Introduction to 5 Sense Gardening


Have you ever thought about the five senses when you think about your garden?

Probably not, but the best way to enjoy your garden is to engage all the senses.

Today we are going to talk about these senses and how to recognise and use them on a daily basis in small and large gardens.


Touch, Smell, Sight, Hearing, Taste are of course the 5 sense, so how do we incorporate these into garden design so each particular sense is invigorated.

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

I'm talking with Chris Poulton, Convener for the Australian Institute of Horticulture, and experienced Horticultural Lecture and Consultant.



Most gardens just have visual appeal, but you’ll enjoy your garden more if there are other

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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