Fragrant Greenhouse (in full use by the Deafblind Service of the Protestant Church in Germany)
After an arduous construction period, the Fragrant Greenhouse was inaugurated on 28 April 2019. It was put into operation on 15 January 2020.
The Purpose of the Construction Was and Is:
- To create an opportunity for meaningful occupation, especially in the winter months, for deafblind/hearing and visually impaired people from the assisted living department of the Deafblind Service of the Protestant Church in Germany (DBS),
- to expand the opportunities for leisure activities for deafblind/hearing and visually impaired people from the assisted living department (DBS) by learning and training the senses of touch and smell and to experience joy,
- to facilitate and promote the aspect of inclusion,
- to exploit the opportunity of public relations work,
- to considerably facilitate the work of the gardeners and to improve the maintenance of the camellias,
- to add a fifth location of fragrant camellias to Saxony.
- The Helen Keller Room is furnished in a versatile manner and contributes to the purpose of the building in multiple ways.
- Furthermore, this greenhouse shall be further developed and designed as a fragrant greenhouse. Besides the 40 fragrant and 10 non-fragrant camellias there will be container plants whose fragrance have an either stimulating or soothing effect on the visitor. It is most convenient that we have two separate rooms at our disposal.
We wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone that contributed to the construction:
The city of Radeberg, the administrative district of Saxony, the Saxon State Ministry for Social Affairs and Cohesion, various foundations, the Middle German Association of Camellias, Society of Promotion for Botanical Sensory Gardens, numerous private individuals and friends from far and near.
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