LEGOLAND Sensory Garden Opens
At the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has officially opened a new Merlin’s Magic Space at the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, creating a LEGOLAND themed sensory garden.
The sensory garden has been two years in the making and offers an interactive, safe and sensory space for the families supported by the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service.
With wheelchair friendly winding pathways, the garden is brought to life with scented plants, herbs and in raised flower beds. There’s a calming water feature, storytelling area, mud kitchen and musical play pieces including a rain wheel, petal drum, xylophone and percussion post. Tall bamboo grasses create a rustling sound each time the wind blows and the garden is teaming with an array of bold and bright flowers and plants.
Nestled amongst the plants and flowers are a host of LEGO models built by the talented team of LEGOLAND Model Makers. Children can discover robins, rabbits, butterflies, ladybirds and squirrels each made of hundreds of tiny LEGO bricks. The garden also features a magical LEGO village of miniature fairy homes, where the fairies can be seen enjoying a tiny tea party.
Fiona Devine, CEO and Co-Founder of the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, said, “It is with the greatest of pleasure that we open our Woodland themed sensory garden today with our wonderful friends at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and Merlin’s Magic Wand. I can honestly say it is a fantastic friendship and we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of working with them.
“The garden design is beautiful and the LEGO models really add fun and detail to our garden. Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at LEGOLAND Windsor and Merlin’s Magic Wand for their support, creativity and passion for our sensory garden. Our garden will bring many smiles and hours of fun to our children and their families, what greater gift to give.”
The opening of the garden was marked by the final LEGO® brick flowers being planted into the garden. Joining the celebrations were a number of teams from the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Merlin Entertainments and supporting local businesses who helped to create the garden, alongside Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service families and staff.
The LEGOLAND sensory garden is part of a wider partnership between the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort and the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service which began in 2014.