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Boston Square Sensory Garden

Information on the Sensory Garden that's now a green flag winner

General information

Boston Square Sensory Garden is open at all times. There is no charge for admission

Location

Boston Square or Cliff Parade

Parking

There is no dedicated parking. The nearest car park is Lighthouse Close or Beach Terrace Road

Disabled Access

Most areas of the park are accessible with a wheelchair.

Facilities and Features

The gardens have a:

  • sensory garden
  • wildlife haven

Sensory Garden

Boston square sensory garden was created in 1998 on a previously derelict site and is now a green flag winner. The garden was designed to appeal to all and so access, ease of travel and the planting has all been carefully considered. 

Designed as a sensory garden, the planting has been chosen to stimulate the senses of touch, sight, smell and sound. And materials have been chosen for their tactile qualities, colour, and contrast, or to compliment scents and rustling or whispering sounds.

The shingle garden has hardy coastal paths, many of them native that will survive the winds and saline air.

The north and south borders have all-year interest, with selections of evergreen and flowering shrubs together with numerous perennials and bulbs in broad sweeps and blocks. At the top of the site is the perennial meadow with wildflowers, grasses and low-maintenance perennials.

Water features help to create relaxing sounds in the garden with colour and structure provided by mature trees, sculpted lawns and vibrant planting.

The garden has also become a haven for wildlife, building upon the wildlife initiatives that took place in previous years. Boston square became the main focus of an interactive bug hunt which sees a range of participants all seeking out the gardens wildlife flora and fauna. 

You can collect bug hunt leaflets from the Hunstanton tourist office, or download the bug hunt leaflet here.