The 5 Senses Garden is an initiative of the City of Canada Bay and Inner West Neighbour Aid.

Inner West Neighbour Aid runs programs and projects to help older people and people with disability stay independent, healthy and socially connected. Active in the local community since 1992, we value community spirit, creating long term relationships and making a positive difference to our clients’ lives. Our small team of professional staff work closely with 150 amazing volunteers who give their time and skills to support our 700 clients living in Sydney’s Inner West.

Meet our team

About Roman

Roman is a passionate advocate for the need to create inclusive gardens and green spaces for people with disability, mental illness, and  the elderly. Roman believes that garden projects that are inclusive mean all members of the community can benefit and enjoy them.

He has worked in the community sector for over 8 years including the Horticulture industry for 18. He has qualifications in both Horticulture and Land Conservation management.


About Stuart

Stuart joined the Inner West Neighbour Aid team over 3 years ago. He has over 10 years’ experience working in the Aged and Disability government sector. Stuart is passionate about horticulture and enjoys helping others to enjoy gardening. He is a qualified horticulturist who enjoys cooking the food he grows in his home garden.


About Natalie

Natalie joined Inner West Neighbour Aid to bring together her background in social work and her love of gardening. She has worked in community mental health for over seven years and completed a Certificate III in Horticulture as an extension of her passion for gardening and plants. She also took part in a therapeutic horticulture course. Natalie loves nature and going for walks in her area, admiring all the gardens as she goes, hoping that one day she will have a garden of her own to go wild in.