The Round Garden for the Blind - Perth, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
N 44° 54.173 W 076° 16.097
18T E 399871 N 4972944
Quick Description: The Round Garden in Perth Ontario was constructed in 1983 as a special garden for the blind. It is located on the grounds at 99 Sunset Blvd. (99 Christie Lake Rd) just outside the Perth Town boundaries.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 4/18/2011 10:51:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMB888
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
The Round Garden is designed for the blind in that it focuses on smell, taste, and sound. A circular stone walkway takes you around the garden. Various raised garden beds are provided to explore. The garden fountains, surrounding woods and bird chirps add relaxing sounds, there are herb gardens for you to taste, and there are various seating areas around the perimeter to sit and enjoy the various senses of this outdoor summer garden. Signs in English, French and Braille let you discover the various garden plots. During the summer, the Perth Farmers’ Market operates on the same property.

Built and maintained by Friends of the Garden for the Blind, the Round Garden is visited by more than 5000 people each year.

It’s designed to include fragrant plants, as well as plants with interesting shapes that a visitor can touch. I found it to be a very interactive garden, especially because all the plants are in containers that are a couple feet high.

The garden was created in 1983, and included many small trees around the edge of the circle (as well as one tree in the middle). You can sit on a bench and be completely shaded by a tree and surrounded by fragrant plants – so peaceful!

It’s very accessible for people with limited mobility. The garden is directly beside a parking lot with plenty of disabled spots. And there is a nice hard-packed, stone path that runs around the larger property, alongside a bird-filled field and a large vegetable garden. So if you were in a wheelchair or using a scooter, you could go for a longer walk outside of the Round Garden.
Cost of entry: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri: From: 9:00 AM To: 9:00 PM

Hours of Operation: Sat, Sun: From: 7:00 AM To: 9:00 PM

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