Bienenstock returns to Canada Blooms with a play space that will be a centre for inclusion and personal achievement for people of all abilities. In contrast to a disturbing recent trend of paved, lifeless and sterile environments that are lauded as “accessible” playgrounds, Bienenstock will offer a full sensory experience with nature that is accessible to everyone. The fully interactive and barrier-free play space is inspired by the work of Sandy Mitchell MBE; born with cerebral palsy, Sandy is a three-time equestrian Paralympian as well as the founder of Windreach Farm which provides an accessible natural environment for individuals of all ages with special needs.
This year’s entry to Canada Blooms will be built into the rolling topography of a rich, natural Carolinian forest planting. A feast for the senses, it will include universal access to all aspects of play. The nature play space will include a pond and stream, natural amphitheatre, a slide carved into a massive granite slab, sand and water play, tree fort, and a ropes and log mash. Come for the pure joy of play or experience the educational seminars on the benefits of full sensory engagement to people of all abilities. We’re excited to see you at this year’s Canada Blooms.