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The “FRAGRANT TACTILE GARDEN” for the visually challenged, and others is unique both in setting, size, and attention to specific detail. With the participation of blind institutions across the country and with representative individuals as mentors , this complex garden is designed as a free of charge place for those with visual limitations, and others, to wander, participate in and enjoy.

THE  FRAGRANT  TACTILE  GARDENS:
coME AND DISCOVER SENSUAL GARDENS WHERE FRAGRANCE, TEXTURE & EVEN
TASTE PLAY THE
    
MAJOR ROLE.
 sTOP AND EXPLORE
THE TACTILE WORLD OF PLANTS. SIT AND LISTEN TO THE BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES….   FEEL THE WIND EMBRACE YOUR SURROUNDINGS & YOu.
 
ENTER ALONG THE WINDING BEAN PATH. TWIRLING BAMBOO POLES SUPPORT EDIBLE AND ANCIENT ABORIGINAL BEANS. THE
wilL  lead 
you into the garden. Have a taste. the stops    along the way have raised tables of either fragrant or tactile collections of potted plants

Wind your way through the wonderful herb wheeland then stop in the gazebo. sit and relax out of the  sun to play A unique game of X's and O's surrounded by fragrant flowers and a LAVENDER bed; continue
along other paths of flowers or tall jungly leaves. relax in another garden bed with a "spitting duck", spouting water.
 
the tables and boxes create gardens accessible standing or by wheelchair. they are tactile and they are fragrant
your hands and senses do much of the exploring. a guide supplies detail along the way for botanical interest and some anecdotal fun.

 
after wandering through gardens and along paths, exit by  the "living wall", a 200 ft. vertical garden of spilling vines to lead you out  


Another Visitor Connecting Through Touch, and Smell ...
& Feet


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Making of a Fragrant
Tactile Garden
Aerial view of garden before completion
Cedar Posts Delivered for Living Wall
Cutting into an Acre and a Half
The Herb Wheel Frames

Beginning the Herb Whee                         
Hens and Chicks - Tactile! Tactile!
Velvety Soft Lamb's Ear:
Touch it to feel its softness









Visitors to the Garden









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