Every garden is a sensory garden, but on June 19 Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay opened a remarkable garden planned and planted specifically to appeal to each of our senses. The Lerner Garden of the Five Senses, which occupies nearly an acre, is likely to be among the very finest sensory gardens in the world. Here, all visitors — including those with disabilities — can get in touch with their senses in innovative, appealing ways.
In 2004, renowned landscape architect
Herb Schaalcreated the master plan from which the garden was built. In designing the sensory garden, Schaal, an award-winning Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects and a principal in EDAW, Inc. in Colorado, drew on his extensive experience designing accessible and therapeutic gardens. He is exceptionally pleased with and proud of the Lerner Garden of the Five Senses.
SOURCE: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens