Jamestown Sensory Garden
In 2016, Jamestown Parks and Recreation was approached to develop a garden in the city’s park system that was accessible to all. Anne Carlsen Center’s special education teacher, Mary Lewis, was responsible for many of the unique flowers and plants with her extensive horticulturist background. A lot of the plants feature a QR code, which is scannable with a smartphone or other device that can link directly to a website that gives more information on that plant.
The park is set in Solien-DeNault Park and addresses all five senses, aiding in accessibility. It also offers physical aides for visually impaired to experience the trail unassisted, recognizing it as an international Braille trail, the only one in North Dakota, joining over 200 Braille trails and sensory gardens in 35 countries worldwide.