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 Maryland-National Capital Parks Planning Commission.
Location. 39° 3.469′ N, 77° 2.163′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Composting (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Formal Gardens (about 500 feet away); Trial Garden (about 500 feet away); Azalea Garden (about 500 feet away); Conservatory (about 500 feet away); What Happened Here? (about 700 feet away); One Tree's Life (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bridge to Understanding (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
Categories. • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.