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Xylophone at OSU's Botanical Gardens - Stillwater, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 36° 07.178 W 097° 06.092
14S E 670855 N 3998886
Quick Description: Xylophone found in the Sensory Garden at Oklahoma State University's Botanical Gardens
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/28/2013 10:46:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ5RT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
Views: 4

Long Description:
This musical instrument is located inside OSU Botanical Garden's Sensory Garden. This is a beautifully landscaped area, with informational signs for each of the five senses. The xylophone is about 4' off the ground.

The Botanical Gardens are open daily dawn to dusk. Access is sometimes available from the north side off of Virginia, and on the south side, off of Highway 51. The gardens are free to the public.


Text on sign:

Sensory Garden

A Garden for the Sense. A Garden for Everyone

This garden was designed to excite the five senses. Key plant materials to smell (flowers and/or foliage), touch (various leaf textures), taste (herbs, vegetables and edible ornamentals), see (miscellaneous ornamentals) and possibly hear (seed pods, grasses, etc). are planted in accessible beds to be enjoyed by all including those with physical limitations. Research has demonstrated the importance of human interaction with plants regarding mental, physical, and emotional well being. We have strived to be as inclusive as possible to reach all populations that visit this garden and enjoy the therapeutic value of plants.


Text on sign by the xylophone:

Sound: Selecting Plants for the Senses

Taking time to stop and truly listen can expand one's sensory experience in the garden. Many plants generate subtle but distinctive sounds as they are jostled and rustled by the wind or individuals. Fallen leaves, seed pods, and other plant parts provide a crunching sound as one strolls through the garden. Selecting plants that attract birds, insects, and other animals will enliven a garden with a variety of additional sounds. Below are some successful plant selections:

Crossvine, Salvia, Hardy Hibiscus, Inland Oat Grass, Yellow Bells.
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