The American Gardener
(The American Horticultural Society)
Gardens are an all-out sensory experience. Much attention is paid to cultivating the visual aspects and scent in the garden. But I’ve noticed that many of my garden travel memories are sound-memories. Paying attention to sound while visiting gardens across the country and talking with their creators (about sound versus noise, for instance) made me appreciate the soundscape at home and inspired me to create opportunities for experiencing sound through the seasons in my own garden.