12 November 2015

Northamptonshire County Council is applying for funding to create a new sensory garden at Brixworth Country Park.

The redesign of the park’s sensory garden will see the introduction of a new wild play trail featuring specialist play equipment, sculptures and natural play activities. It could also include stepping logs, wind chimes and tactile topiary.

The county council is applying for funding from the Veolia Environmental Trust, which supports community and environmental projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Pledge support

People across Northamptonshire are now being asked to pledge their support for the project in order to help secure the funding.

Cllr Robin Brown, county council cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “Our existing sensory garden at Brixworth Country Park is very popular with families and school groups and we want to improve the area by developing new play features and activities.

“Developing the sensory garden will provide and safe and fun place for visitors and school groups with special needs to use and enjoy, and we hope the new wild play trail will encourage families to walk around and explore what the park has to offer.”

The new features will include:

  • Landscaping with raised beds which are wheelchair-accessible
  • Resurfacing garden paths and new decking and gravel areas
  • A bespoke sensory canopy with natural hardwood and coloured Perspex
  • A wild play trail with sculptures and play equipment

If you would like to support the bid to regenerate Brixworth Country Park’s sensory garden, visitors can sign the form in the cafe or email brixworth@northamptonshire.gov.uk.