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The Fragrance Garden

The area between The Victorian Garden and The Herb Oval used to be known as the roundel. In 1987, a workshop was held to redesign the roundel as a wildlife garden for birds, bees, and butterflies. More trees, shrubs and flowers were placed in this area (called Butterfield) in order to attract wildlife. Later on (date unknown), the roundel/wildflower garden evolved into what is now known as The Fragrance Garden.

Plants in this garden include: Peonies, Lily-of-the-Valley, Sweet Woodruff, Lilac, Sweet Cicely and Sweet Pepper Bush. The Fringe Tree is an American species of Olive. Under the Fringe Tree, there is a patch of Hens & Chicks, the traditional green roof plant. Violets here and elsewhere in the gardens provide food for the caterpillars of Spangled Fritillary Butterflies, so much admired as they sip nectar from summer and autumn flowers. At the center of this garden stands a beautiful Saucer Magnolia, a gift from the Amherst Garden Club in 1985.The area between The Victorian Garden and The Herb Oval used to be known as the roundel. In 1987, a workshop was held to redesign the roundel as a wildlife garden for birds, bees, and butterflies. More trees, shrubs and flowers were placed in this area (called Butterfield) in order to attract wildlife. Later on (date unknown), the roundel/wildflower garden evolved into what is now known as The Fragrance Garden.

Plants in this garden include: Peonies, Lily-of-the-Valley, Sweet Woodruff, Lilac, Sweet Cicely and Sweet Pepper Bush. The Fringe Tree is an American species of Olive. Under the Fringe Tree, there is a patch of Hens & Chicks, the traditional green roof plant. Violets here and elsewhere in the gardens provide food for the caterpillars of Spangled Fritillary Butterflies, so much admired as they sip nectar from summer and autumn flowers. At the center of this garden stands a beautiful Saucer Magnolia, a gift from the Amherst Garden Club in 1985.