Tucked into a private area of the grounds, the Sensory Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens aims to facilitate an understanding of the importance of plants in the community. Currently serving those of all ages with mental and physical disabilities, this garden creates a space where groups can experience the garden’s therapeutic horticulture programs.

The new garden was designed to tie into the existing surrounding gardens, while minimizing impacts to existing water features and other prominent design elements. With careful design and coordination, areas of shade and easy accessibility were created to accommodate everyone.

This site, in addition to engagement with other discipline teams, required working with the City and County of Denver to meet their stringent municipality requirements, while still fulfilling the aesthetic needs of the client.  Manhard Consulting provided demolition plans, grading plans, and utility plans for the improvements, as well as providing construction support.