VOLUNTEERS from a business psychology consultancy are building a sensory garden for residents with learning difficulties at Ravenswood Village in Crowthorne.

Ten volunteers from Interactive Skills, based in Henley are spending two days revamping the Princess Diana rose garden at the village to transform it into a sensory garden.

The garden is designed to provide a stimulating and relaxing environment, and will be a place where people can sit and benefit from plants with bold shapes, strong scents and bright colours.

Nicky Mindell, commercial director of Interactive Skills said: "We are delighted to be supporting the residents of Ravenswood Village with this corporate social responsibility initiative.

"As well as doing something valuable for the community, which our staff are extremely enthusiastic to do, it is an excellent team building exercise and a great way to get our staff working together in a completely different environment."

Jane Phillips, volunteer coordinator at Ravenswood, said: "The sensory garden will be extremely beneficial to the residents of Ravenswood Village and will be much easier to maintain than a rose garden.

"It will be a calm and tranquil environment in which they can enjoy some fresh air and stimulate their senses by touching and smelling the flowers and plants."