To a sensory garden that stimulates the five senses of sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste.

Garden of the Senses, inspired by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s children’s storybooks (Anne of Green Gables and others) is located in beautiful Norval, Ontario and uses plants and other elements with distinct sensory qualities to stimulate the senses of smell, sight, hearing, taste and touch for visitors of all ages. The gardens are designed to be therapeutic, inclusive, and diverse for people with special needs. Visiting the garden is free to the public but we also offer fee-based educational programs for children and older adults and group tours.

Garden features

Woodland trail, log bridge and waterfall
Accessible pathways, tables and seating
Lower level seating to easily reach the flowers for each of the five senses
Lots of benches and sitting areas
Beautiful large gazebo to cool off from the hot sun
Analemmatic sundial (interactive sundial)
Picnic tables with wheelchair accessibility

Dedicated children’s activity area

Planter boxes for garden programs
Sand play with a variety of play tools/equipment
Places and spaces to dig, explore, and be creative
Children’s garden play shed
Reading rocks for story time
Butterfly and bird garden
Checkerboard log table
Hopscotch stepping stones



Thank you to our funders & corporate sponsors!
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Inspired by the books of Lucy Maud Montgomery. Norval, Ontario