Community gardens add beauty to our parks and offer a community an opportunity to grow fresh, and healthy produce. Community gardens also bring people together and help strong communities. A plot at the Community Garden at North Park is $5 for the whole year! Plots are still available on a first come, first serve basis. No prior gardening experience necessary.
DAPHNE'S FRAGRANCE GARDEN
1535 S. Mebane St.
In the words of its benefactor Pat Yarborough, Daphne’s Fragrance Garden was “designed for the visually impaired, but is a gift to all people.” The Fragrance Garden, located adjacent to the Kernodle Senior Center at 1535 South Mebane Street, was originally dedicated in August, 2009 and was recently expanded in September, 2014. Mrs. Yarborough, a blind resident, donated the garden in honor of her first service dog, Daphne. The garden contains 42 varieties of plants, including fragrant junipers, knockout roses, and boxwoods. It also features a fountain, a waterfall, arbors and two pergolas, making it a perfect place for reflection on a spring day. Signage is provided in Braille and printed brochures are available so that all people can experience and learn about Daphne’s Fragrance Garden.
E. Willowbrook Drive & Fountain Place
Currently, Willbrook is a passive park with 17 acres of green space that follows a small creek from South Church Street to Front Street. Near Church Street and Fountain Place, there is a small playground and shelter available. The City of Burlington and the New Leaf Society are partnering to turn this passive park into Willowbrook Arboretum. Find out more information on the plans and design for the arboretum here.