Martha Franck Fragrance Garden
This unique 1.1 acre garden is on the campus of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, and has been a cooperative project between the school and The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. since 1960. It is used as an outdoor classroom that allows visually impaired students and those with multiple physical challenges to experience scent, sound, and touch. Signage and labeling throughout the garden is done in Braille or raised letters.
In 1997 The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. designated the Martha Franck Garden as its official South Atlantic Region Unified State Project. The GCNC is committed to the completion of this project. To date, the Garden is a work-in-progress with sponsoring leadership, fundraising, and volunteer labor provided by GCNC members.
A Map of North Carolina for Nature Lovers
In 1937, the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. commissioned Mabel Pugh, Aart Instructor at Peace College, in Raleigh, North Carolina to design a map depicting major areas of the state and featuring the birds and flora of the state. Thus, “A Map of North Carolina for Nature Lovers” was created.
In 2001 the Standing Committee for the Martha Franck Fragrance Garden, located at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, requested permission to offer reprints of this map to assist in funding the initial installation of this third garden endorsed by the state organization. These were sold primarily to garden club members throughout the state. In 2005, Trustees of the Garden Club of North Carolina, under President Dr. Rusty Van Pelt, granted permission to Jane McPhaul, Inc. to print a smaller edition of the map
The 2014 ‘green’ edition is 24.5” x 14.5”, 65#, 10% recycled, acid free paper. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Franck Garden to continue the development of Phase Three of the Master Plan, known as the Children’s Plaza. The final design to be installed in this section is the North Carolina Garden, featuring: tactile symbols of the State; the Great Seal; the flag; a land map of the State; and the “Toast to North Carolina”
The price is $30. Contact Jane McPhaul for details on payment and shipping.