Polly's Garden Now Open!
Polly’s Garden is open! On May 22nd, the Polly Rogers Memorial Sensory Garden was officially opened to visitors. This Garden was made possible through the generosity and hard work of over 300 people who came together to create something truly special. Over 60 invited guests joined us including speakers Tim Rogers, Dean Teresa Petty, and Dean Nancy Gutierrez. This garden features a music area, memorial wall, and a fairy garden. Created to celebrate the life of Polly Rogers, a UNC Charlotte student focused on becoming a special education teacher, Polly’s Garden is meant to be utilized by people with a wide range of abilities. Polly was strongly motivated to help others by her uncle, Rusty Rogers, who had Down Syndrome. To honor her memory, Polly’s Garden was designed to be enjoyed by people of all ability levels. It is a place where touch, sound, sight, and smell work together to engage visitors at many different levels. We hope that you will visit and share your experiences with us.