The Touch & Smell Garden

 A beautiful iron gate leads visitors into the touch and smell garden at Pendleton King Park. 

A beautiful iron gate leads visitors into the touch and smell garden at Pendleton King Park. 

Sponsored by Sandhills Garden Club

The Touch and Smell Garden was designed by Roger Davis, local landscape architect, and constructed in the early 70's with the assistance of the Sandhills Garden Club. It was to serve as an outdoor classroom to learn and study herbs through sensory perceptions by touching and smelling the actual established plant material. To differentiate between plant varieties, visitors could wash their hands in the fountain pool to eliminate fragrance prior to touching another herb for identification. The garden features a beautiful fountain and the four seasons statues. The emphasis of this garden is fragrance and accessibility for our disabled visitors. It is a favorite place for weddings and receptions.

 

Rent the Touch & Smell Garden
The Franke Pavilion, Picnic Pavilion, Touch and Smell Garden, Blue Garden with gazebo and the Hydrangea Garden with Pergola are available for reasonable rental fees. Family reunions, church and civic get-togethers, weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations are regularly held in the park. See our rentals page for more information.