Our Approach

Sowing the seeds for a deeper understanding of the power of nature as a healing space for individuals and communities

The Arc of Central Chesapeake

931 Spa Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Arc of Central Chesapeake Region, Inc. (The Arc) has created a decorative MaryLandscapes Sensory Garden designed for people with developmental disabilities, their families and the Annapolis community. The Arc property was transformed from a useless junk yard of old tires, concrete, blacktop, broken bottles, non-native trees and invasive plants, into a beautiful native garden. This garden has become a living legacy to the many volunteers and sponsors who committed themselves to bringing the joys of nature to their fellow citizens. The sensory garden represents a small urban park setting composed of a diverse set of mini-gardens, e. g., dogwood grove, woodland ferns, wildflower meadow, butterfly station, rock garden, wetlands pond. The garden focuses on the five human senses, with plants, shrubs, and trees of various textures, fragrances, shapes, colors and water sounds. It is located along the Spa Creek Trail which connects West Street, the main street in Annapolis, to the residential neighborhoods in Annapolis.


  • Healing & Restorative Garden


Angie DeMoreland,


Mel Wilkins

National Awards

  • Press Releases

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Friends of the Green Road is seeking volunteers to help with outdoor projects at the Green Road site in Bethesda, MD. Information available on their webpage (click here) or by email at volunteer@tiih.org

  • Upcoming Events

    Watch this space to for upcoming urban nature and related presentations given by members of our teams, OSSP sites, or associated organizations.

  • Follow Us on Twitter

  • Connect with us

    twitter facebooklinkedin
  • #Benchstories

    BenchStories_MtWashington.jpg BenchStories.jpg BenchStories_ThanksgivingPlace.jpg BenchStories_WaterworksPark BenchStories_AAMC BenchStories_MeritimeMuseum
  • NatureSacred.org

    TKF Foundation

    410 Severn Avenue,
    Suite 216
    Annapolis, MD

    Tel: 410.268.1376

    Contact Us

    About Us

    We are a private nonprofit that supports, informs, and inspires the creation of publicly accessible urban green spaces. We believe that every city resident needs nearby green space to provide opportunities for mindfulness, respite, and renewal. The Foundation has issued its final grants to build five Open Spaces Sacred Places and research the impacts on a variety of users with the hope that the powerful connection between nature, spirit and human wellbeing will be scientifically proven.

    Connect with Us