At the Life Garden in at the Fort Payne Walking Park in Fort Payne, Alabama, no sensory detail is lost. All of the senses are engaged through the garden’s purposeful goal of reflection and meditation for all. Visitors are able to walk through three circular paths representing the three stages of life: birth, life’s journey, and rebirth. The sights of the lush, green trees and the sounds of nearby birds all add to the serenity of the garden.
According to Tim Harris, director of Fort Payne Alabama Mainstreet, one of the focuses of the Life Garden is providing a place of reflection that defines the person entering as the most important element in the whole composition of the space. The Life Garden ultimately provides a meditative and sacred place for all who enter, and improves the lives of its visitors.