The Sensory Garden, (formerly Coronation Garden) was previously St Mary’s Church Burial Ground and is located on North Bar Within (that’s a street name) Beverley, East Yorkshire. (sat nav use post code HU17 8DG)
The garden is very popular and is well used, especially in the summer months and it is always well maintained by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
In 2003 a portion of the garden was designed and planted as a Field of Hope by the children of St Mary’s Primary School and members of The Beverley Support Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
When the old St Mary’s Graveyard was restructured as the Coronation Garden, the Headstones were moved to the sides of the area, allowing for easier grass mowing and no restrictions on the layout of pathways, borders, beds and shrubberies.
The rear part (western end) of the Coronation Sensory Garden remains a burial ground with all the original undisturbed graves. There are a full range of grave markers, including upright headstones, flat headstones, memorial plaques and kerbed headstones (ledger markers usually covering the whole grave)