Innage Road, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9AW

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Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden was set up in 1998 to create a permanent reminder of the millennium but mainly to create a public space of lasting beauty and give pleasure to those confined to wheel chairs, those who have a vision or hearing impairment and the less mobile members of the community. After three years fund raising £30,000 work began in the autumn of 2001 with the garden officially opened to the public on the 18th May 2002.

The garden of 0.55 of an acre is voluntarily maintained to a high standard by a dedicated group of committee members and friends of the garden.

The garden  is open all day and every day for the enjoyment of the townspeople of Shifnal and surrounding areas  and is  particularly designed to be accessible to those older residents and less able bodied to enjoy. Its position in the town offers a very sheltered and quiet place for visitors to enjoy and relax with many local workers enjoying the colourful tranquility of the garden. The plants, shrubs and trees have been selected to give colour, scent, texture and touch throughout the four seasons.

The committee is actively encouraging local care groups and associations to visit the garden for the relaxation it provides and also local schools for educational purposes, both of which are becoming popular features.

The garden is often used as a backdrop for wedding and christening photographs due to its close proximity to the town church  and is a visiting point on the town trail.

Access to the garden is from Innage Road or from Church Street through the church grounds.


Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden is a self funded independent voluntary organisation.


The committee and friends of the garden are indebted to the late Simon Walding BSc(Hons), ALI for his design of the garden and his many years of invaluable advice and practical  guidance.



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