AFTER two and a half years of work stage one of the sensory garden is finished at Bendigo Special Development school.
THE Freemasons of Bendigo donated $2,500 towards stage two as announced at the unveiling of the garden.
The garden features a physio bed, raised garden, steelophone, tactile wall and a fountain.
School council president Brett Scholes said the amount of fundraising for the event was huge.
"It's a great environment for kids to come out, relax, chill out and calm down," he said.
"It will take another two years to complete the next stage but the sooner the better.
"We can't thank the people that donated enough especially the designer, Damian Pearce."
School principal Julie Hommelhoff said the biggest thing was having an outdoor classroom to use.
"Students can feel comfortable and safe," she said.
"Our students need inside and outside."
The garden is intended to provide and outdoor classroom in which the students can use all five senses to learn.
Families of the school children are invited to donate a plant seedling for the garden.