Smyrna Sensory Garden to reopen Oct. 6

The Smyrna Sensory Garden will reopen at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle SE.

The community is invited to the rededication/ribbon cutting ceremony by the Smyrna Jonquil Garden Club and Keep Smyrna Beautiful.

The garden is beyond the game room “as a quiet, tranquil place to sit and relax,” according to a city statement.

In 2000, the Smyrna Sensory Garden was created as a place where visitors can enjoy the sound of falling water, the touch of soft leaves and sunshine and the scent of blooms and fresh herbs.

This year Keep Smyrna Beautiful, the Smyrna Parks and Recreation Department and the Smyrna Jonquil Garden Club cleaned up and refurbished the garden.

New plants, a new water element and new floors have been added.

Garden Club President Shirley Priest said, “We were excited to begin work on the redesign and installation of the new Sensory Garden last spring. This is a garden with a rich history that the Jonquil Garden Club will have the opportunity to build upon with a garden for all the senses and all seasons that is sustainable and durable.”

The Sensory Garden is open when the Community Center is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Information: Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 or