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Wheaton in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fragrance Garden

1972

 

— Re-designed 1994 —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. Fragrance Garden Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics. This historical
Fragrance Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. Fragrance Garden Marker
marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 39° 3.469′ N, 77° 2.163′ W. Marker is in Wheaton, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue east of Heurich Road, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of Brookside Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); DC Area Sniper Victims Memorial (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 Wheaton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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