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Secret Blind Garden Braille Improvements

Funded on Spacehive 18 January 2021 Delivered 10 June 2021

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Secret Blind Garden Braille Improvements

Secret Blind Garden Braille Improvements

Havering Volunteer Centre By Havering Volunteer Centre

Secret Blind Garden, Harrow Lodge Park is the only outdoor recreational space for the sensory impaired in Havering, it's time action was taken to improve the space in line with it's dedicated purpose

Hornchurch Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 18 Jan 2021!

A tranquil walled garden, lined with sensory plants to touch and smell dedicated for residents with sensory impairments that needs some TLC to enhance the enjoyment of those visiting the safe space. Currently there is inadequate signage for those with a visual impairment and HVC want to change this. Wouldn't it be nice for visitors who can only smell or touch the plants to know exactly what delight they were encountering! By adding large print and braille signage to plants, walls and entrance points explaining the history of the space and what types of beautiful plants they were experiencing this would enhance the enjoyment of the visitor. This addition would also help them to improve their own living spaces because they can then visit a garden centre and specifically ask for a plant that they know they enjoy. As Havering's only dedicated outdoor recreational space for sensory impairments this addition is vital to ensure that the inclusion gap is bridged.

What we'll deliver:

  • Large braille entrance signage explaining the history of the garden
  • 50 large print and braille plant signage
  • 15 braille large print direction signage

Why it's a great idea:

This project will connect a proportion of Havering's residents to the borough by having their thoughts and feelings taking into consideration and catered for. Support of this project will help the sensory impaired to feel valued and no longer overlooked because their health and well-being needs are being addressed to ensure they too can benefit from the full force of Mother Nature. This enabling individual’s with impairments to their senses to truly enjoy their surroundings.

Steps to get it done:

  • Getting the Braille signage made
  • Installing the signage in the garden

Be a One Pound Wonder Maker today and donate £2, £3, or whatever you can to our Spacehive campaign. The price of a cup of tea or coffee will make such a huge difference to those who are blind or partially sighted enjoy a garden especially for their needs. Make that difference today and donate whatever you can, it really does make such a huge difference to so many – thank you.

Location Hornchurch

About the space

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London Borough of Havering

How will the money be spent?Total £2,958

Freestanding (Lancer™ style, non illuminated) – Header Board Ready - £1,280 (43%)
Braille Metal Plaque Signage x 10 - £1,000 (34%)
Cast aluminium header board (text only, Times New Roman) - £452 (15%)
Other - £226 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Freestanding (Lancer™ style, non illuminated) – Header Board Ready
Braille Metal Plaque Signage x 10
Cast aluminium header board (text only, Times New Roman)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • raised sensory planter beds
  • Picnic benches / Seating area

Total £2,958

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