Wood, aromatic plants and soft foliage at different heights, with those plants
that rustle in the wind, plus plants that attract bees and hoverflies, and an environment
designed for birds, especially Robins, Blue tits, and Songthrushes which need a slug pellet
free environment (organic is ok).
Raised beds are also important for growing veg', and gravel pathways help with navigation.
The Sensory Trust have a free online guide for this - http://www.sensorytrust.org.uk/information/factsheets/sensory_ip3.htm
Great project to hear about as it develops.
What a wonderful Garden to Create !!!
A while back a wrote a Small Blog about using our Senses in a Garden, take a look at the link http://www.landscapejuicenetwork.com/profiles/blogs/sense-in-the-ga...
I think using all our Senses be it one or five can create a wonderful atmosphere in any garden...
I had people buying the flexi raised bed- to create a raised garden for same kind of garden.
On the other hand I worked with someone that lost his sight and he taought me a lot about gardening, and at the stage I did not know that he cant see he taought me how to drive a tracktor.
I did a balcony garden for a blind women years ago were we even had hanging baskets in area she used ladder to reach them- so bare in mind they are more capable than what we sometimes think.
As many of them can see a bit - massive flowers might be liked, anythng that you can touch/ smell feel hear is great.