The Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden is planted with many varieties of plants, bulbs, shrubs, bushes and trees to give colour, scent, texture and touch throughout the four seasons.
The design and layout makes the garden very accessible for all ages with special consideration given to wheelchair users. Many seats are situated in the garden giving different perspectives of the season's colour.
Bird boxes have been erected on the more mature trees and the south wall and have proved successful nests sites for bluetits and house sparrows. Bug retreats have also been sited on the south wall.
A sculpture of the 'Lady and the Cat' by the late Mrs. Pat Austin stands at the entrance to the pergola.
A woodland walk pathway opened in April 2013 winds its way through the shrubs and trees to give a new perspective on the garden.
The adjoining War Memorial Garden is maintained by Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden as a gesture of goodwill and gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award 2003
We were very proud and delighted to receive this award in the summer of 2003. The Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire madfe the presentation before invited guests, sponsors, supporters and residents.
Green Pennant Award 2007/2008
The green Pennant Award is run by the Civic Trust and sponsored by the Department of Communities and Local Government. It is a national award that recognizes high quality green spaces in England and Wales that are managed by voluntary and community groups. It is a regional award with Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden being one of only four in the West Midlands to achieve this.
National Garden Scheme (NGS) 2012
Awarded NGS Judges Special Award in Shropshire Garden of the Year competition.
Royal Horticultural Society 2013/2014/2015/2016
Royal Horticultural Society and Heart of England in Bloom 'It's Your Neighbourhood Award'. Level 5 OUTSTANDING.
Royal Horticultural Society 2014
Heart of England in Bloom RHS 'It's Your Neighbourhood Community Award'.
Celebrating Shifnal 2014
Caring For The Community Award.
Rose 'Ann Dakin'