Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Re-designed 1994 —
The original design for this garden area was conceived as a Garden for the Senses, which included many features intended for blind visitors, including plants with notable fragrances and a water feature that ran the length of the garden—adding the sound of splashing water to the garden experience. All signs in the garden included a Braille translation. A variety of problems with the garden (including a lack of shade and malfunctioning fountains) led to its complete re-design in 1994. The current Fragrance Garden is still a garden for the sense, as it features plants with fabulous fragrance, tasty herbs, and the sound of splashing water. If you walk through this area during different times of year, you will have a completely different experience with regard to both fragrance and bloom.
The addition of the mixed shrub border and the Arts and Crafts style arbor on the right side of the Fragrance Garden allowed for display of many more fragrant shrubs and vines, while providing a sense of enclosure and intimacy to the space.
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 3.469′ N, 77° 2.163′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Glenallan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Monarch Waystation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garden Lunch/Recess Lessons (about 300 feet away); Gude Garden (about 300 feet away); During the Summer and Fall in 2002... (about 400 feet away); Efficient Irrigation System (about 400 feet away); Composting (about 400 feet away); Formal Gardens (about 500 feet away); Creating Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens: (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.