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Help design sensory garden at the zoo

The Sensory Garden Advisory Committee is holding a meeting on Saturday to start developing a sensory garden next to the Woodland Park Zoo. A sensory garden is a broad term for an area that can be therapeutic for the deaf, blind or those with autism. For example, it may have flowers with strong scents, highly textured plants, a rain garden or a reflexology path.

The Woodland Park sensory garden will be a public park to the northeast of the Woodland Park Rose Garden, in an undeveloped area between the rose garden and the zoo.

Community involvement and design meetings will take place this fall, with construction documents prepared by next spring, and the garden’s completion and dedication planned for late next summer.

The meeting is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Norse Home, 5311 Phinney Ave. N. For more information, email Briar Bates or Karen Ko, or call Ko at 206-999-8370.

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