The Fragrant Garden in Forsyth Park

Today was a little pleasure sight-seeing trip to Savannah with Sugar and his daughters.  We met up at the Sentient Bean coffee shop just south of Forsyth Park, then headed through the park.  The weather was brisk with a hint of rain, although the rainage didn’t happen.  The daughters wanted to enjoy the park, which to me was just a big field with some trees, but then we didn’t really have any parks where I grew up, and I never understood the magic of a carefully-maintained public space.  What did happen was that we found a little gazing spot, which as usual in life, was just around the corner from where we were. 

You know what I’m talking about.  It’s that spot that’s just out of view, and you don’t even know it’s there.  Maybe it’s around the next turn, just around the bend, just a bit past everyday. Sugar had mentioned a place in the central part of the park, by the amphitheatre, by the Starbucks, by the playground, called the Trustees Garden for the Blind.  We’d never been.  We’re usually skirting the park and never going into the interior, which is classic behavior for me.  Never delving too deeply because that might mean I might find something that I’d have to deal with, whether in life or in my mind.  Nothing to see here, folks.

Today we found the Garden for the Blind, now reopened as The Fragrant Garden.  You can read more about it here and here and here.

Come on in.

See the squirrel in the garden? He's real. At first glance, I thought he was a prop.

Here are some of the things planted in the garden.




Did someone remove the plant in question?






Looking back at the entrance.


And over the entrance, we see the tops of the beautiful live oaks.

Now I want a fragrant garden.

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