Designer: Katherine Hathaway
Supporter & Beneficiary: Sensory Trust
The ‘Fascinating Haunts’ border has been designed in aid of and in collaboration with the Sensory Trust. More than a third of us are already living with dementia, either as one of the 850,000 people currently diagnosed with the condition or as their family or friend. Dementia causes memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Through smell, taste and touch, old memories can be reignited and, as trips out become more challenging, the tiniest patch of garden can take on a whole new purpose. This tiny ‘nostalgic’ garden aims to provide people living with dementia the opportunity to sow some favourite seeds and to start a conversation; around long remembered scents such as Sweet Peas, Lemon Balm and Lavender or the pop of a Pea pod and the sweet taste of something that never made it as far as the kitchen!