New Hope Community is excited to announce that we have broken ground on the new Sensory Garden on our main campus in Loch Sheldrake, New York. Sensory gardens create an outdoor space that fuses the interaction between a person’s five senses (taste, smell, touch, hearing and sight) and a diverse array of elements which celebrate the gifts of nature and enhance one’s sense of harmony, balance and peace. Sensory gardens are proven to enhance the health and wellness of people with and without disabilities.

Our PAVING THE WAY CAMPAIGN will ensure a space that dynamically provides opportunities to enjoy a multitude of sensory experiences within a lush and colorful oasis.  This campaign will help provide unrestricted funds to support the work of New Hope and the people its programs support.

To become a part of the Sensory Garden’s legacy for years to come, you can sponsor many features from a personalized, commemorative brick paver for yourself, a loved one, or your business; underwrite the purchase of a bench, pergola or name the fountain.  Your personalized bricks will be used to pave the path from the garden entrance to the center-piece fountain. Beyond bricks there is a list of diverse items for you to sponsor with an unrestricted gift, all of which are outlined here. Your donation will make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many and will be an addition to the building of this sanctuary of peace, health and wellness.

Opportunities exist at giving levels for everyone to sponsor a feature of the garden:

Taste Sense Experience Garden
Smell Sensation Garden
Sight Visual Sensation Garden
Aural Sound Garden
Touch Tactile Garden
Grand Pergola
Grand Entryway Bridge
Durable Outdoor Musical Instruments
Arbor Entryways
Teak Chairs
4”x8” Brick Pavers

Contact us today to discuss how you can help bring this incredible garden experience to life.  The NHC Foundation can be reached at: 845-434-8300 ext. 223 or at

Won’t you join us in funding this project? We know the Sensory Garden will make a meaningful difference in the lives of everyone connected to New Hope.