Discover the magic of the Ballyclare Sensory Garden!

Nestled within the heart of Ballyclare lies a sensory garden designed to delight the senses and soothe the soul. This enchanting space has been thoughtfully crafted by the Brilliant Trails team to offer visitors a unique, multi-sensory experience. Each element within the garden has been carefully selected to engage the senses of sight, sound, touch, and even movement, providing a rich tapestry of experiences for all ages.

As you enter the garden, you are welcomed by the beautifully designed elements that set the tone for the adventure that lies ahead.

A particularly magical aspect of the garden is the translucent rainbow tunnel. Walking through this tunnel, visitors are bathed in a kaleidoscope of colours, creating an immersive visual experience that is both enchanting and uplifting. The interplay of light and colour can transport you to a world of wonder and imagination.

One of the first features to capture your attention might be the wind chimes hanging gracefully from the trees. The gentle breeze sets them into motion, creating a symphony of soothing sounds that enhance the garden’s tranquil ambience. These chimes are strategically placed to ensure that their calming tones can be enjoyed throughout the garden.

Continuing your journey, you’ll come across a stunning carved hare. This sculpture not only adds an element of whimsy and artistic beauty but also serves as a tactile feature, inviting visitors to feel the smooth and textured surfaces that bring the hare to life.

Interactive elements abound in the sensory garden, with the interactive sensory panel in zinc being a standout feature. This panel offers a tactile and visual experience, allowing visitors to explore different textures and patterns with their hands, stimulating both touch and sight.

Adding to the auditory delights of the garden is a large xylophone. This interactive musical instrument invites visitors to create their own melodies, blending their tunes with the natural sounds of the garden. It’s a joyful way to engage with the environment, encouraging creativity and play.

The Ballyclare Sensory Garden is more than just a garden; it’s a multi-sensory journey designed to connect visitors with nature in a profound and engaging way. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, inspiration, or simply a beautiful space to explore, the sensory garden offers an experience like no other.


Come and discover the magic for yourself, and let your senses be your guide through this enchanting oasis.