A groundbreaking ceremony for The Rotary Club of High Point Sensory Garden will take place on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Arts and Education Plaza of the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St., High Point, N.C. This event will be open to the public.
The Rotary Club of High Point selected the garden as their centennial project as a gift to the community. The club’s initial generous commitment spurred a tremendous fundraising campaign within the community.
This project has also been supported by the High Point Library Foundation Board, as well as other community partners. The groundbreaking ceremony will also be the kickoff for the Foundation Board’s Brick Paver campaign, their final fundraising effort for this project.
Having a Sensory Garden in High Point will benefit the individuals in our community living with autism, mental health struggles, dementia and other challenges related to neurodevelopment. A calming sensory garden promotes growth in those with decreased cognitive skills or sensory processing disorders, as it gently stimulates the processing of sight, smell, touch, sound and taste.
Final architectural plans have been submitted to City planning and approved. Construction is anticipated to begin this fall, and the garden will open to the public in 2024.