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26/07 - 11/08

Sensory Garden

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Smell, sip, savour. Are your senses ready for what is coming to The Esplanade?

Visit the Sensory Garden, an immersive event that allows you to experience creative touch points and delight your senses.

 Stroll through the beautiful floral pathways and to head into the idyllic garden that’s bursting with entertainment and activities including…..

 · Oversized floral installations including a bird cage, flower beds that are bursting with colour, perfect for that selfie moment

 · Enter the Over Grown Greenhouse and discover Smith and Sinclair’s edible mist. What flavour will you taste?

 · Enjoy a refreshing tipple at ‘Jim & Tonic’s Gin Bar, which will be serving up their very own gins made from their London distillery. Don’t forget to pick your perfect garnish from the herb garden to infuse your drink. The Gin Bar will be open from 11.30 am - 7.30 pm

 · Kids will love the enchanted Fairy Garden, complete with ‘Edible Bubbles’ from Smith and Sinclair, tepees, toadstools and garden games

 · Pull up a deck chair, sit back and enjoy live acoustic performances from local bands on the Performance Pergola

 · Enjoy a draught beer from Tap It Brewing, choose from four varieties! 

 · Enter The Garden Society's 'Tea Garden' - enjoy a delicious cream tea whilst you enjoy the beautiful setting

To really top it off there will be a packed programme of activities and workshops to get involved in from cocktail masterclasses to craft workshops, face painting and more.

Activities at the Sensory Garden

Fairy Door decorating - Friday July 26th at 11.30am - 4.30pm

Face Painting - July 26th, 29th, 30th and August 1st and 2nd  at 11.30am - 4.30pm

Yin and Gin Yoga - July 27th and August 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th 6.30-7.30pm -  pre book here

Gin Tasting Masterclass with Jim & Tonic - For dates, times and booking information click here

Jo Malone 'quick refresh' beauty experiences - July 28th and August 3rd, 4th and 10th at 12.30 - 2.30pm

Waterstone's story telling - July 29th at 12pm and 2pm

Bloomin' Clare's Flower Crown Workshops - July 29th at 6.30 - 7.30 pm (adults only) - please pre book here
and August 9th at 11.30am -12.30pm (adults and children welcome) - please pre book here: 

Hollywood Bowl Inflatable Bowling Alley - July 31st at 11.30am - 4.30pm

Marwell Zoo children's activities - August 1st at 11.30am - 4.30pm

Butterfly Peg Decorating - August 2nd at 11.30am - 4.30pm

Flying Tiger garden games and pop up stall - August 6th and 7th at 11.30am - 4.30pm

The Garden Society Pop - Up Shop
Expect house plants, locally grown organic herbs, on trend garden florals, fresh cut flowers, as well as the latest trends and timeless style in home and gifting to inspire everything from garden to interior ideas.
The Garden Society have created an unique edit of what you will find at their main store, which is located on Allington Lane, Eastleigh.

The Garden Society will also be at the Sensory Garden with an immersive visual experience and a programme of creative and discovery workshops, demos and live music on their 'Tea Garden' stage. Keep up to date with what is happening at the Sensory Garden over on our social channels @westquay

There really is something for all ages.

Join us from 26th July – 11th August to experience an event like never before. #sensorygardenWQ


More on the Westquay PLUS app during the Sensory Garden:

Be sure to download the Westquay PLUS app to enter exclusive competitions including:

Win a cocktail masterclass for six at All Bar One
Win a trio of Jo Malone treats


Enjoy a complimentary cocktail at Bill's, with any main meal purchased!
And keep an eye out for our freebie giveaways which include a The Body Shop miniature and Kabloom Seedbomb!

Further Info

11.30am - 7.30pm Sunday - Thursday
11.30am - 9.00pm Friday - Saturday


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