ROUND GARDEN FOR THE BLIND
(N 44o 54' 15.38")
(W 76o 16' 16.01")
The Round Garden for the Blind was constructed in 1983 to accommodate the needs of the visually impaired, the elderly and the developmentally challenged. It's designed to include fragrant plants, as well as plants with interesting shapes that a visitor can touch. It is a very interactive garden.
The Round Garden 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. Many small trees line the edge of the circle, with one tree in the middle where you can sit on a bench and be completely shaded, while surrounded by beautiful plants and butterflies.
Built and maintained by Friends of the Garden for the Blind, the Round Garden is visited by more than 5,000 people each year. It is located on the grounds of the Lanark County Administration Building, 99 Sunset Blvd. (99 Christie Lake Rd), just outside the Perth Town boundary. The garden is directly beside the large FREE parking lot, with no admission charge and plenty of disabled spots.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am to 9pm
After the garden take a walk along the Tay River Pathway and enjoy nature at its finest. A 1.5km, looped, public trail,
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