Public gardens add to a community’s overall appeal and offer a quiet haven for residents.
Franklin has numerous public parks and several pockets of horticultural aesthetics, such as the pocket park at Main and Graham streets. Now a larger area is being planned that will develop an area adjoining Province Park into a more formal garden space.
The garden is being built on South Main Street south of Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza and includes a new public parking lot, wrought iron gate, labyrinth, Zen garden and art. Meg Jones and her husband, Richard Goss, who own the land and the restaurant next door, will spend about $200,000 in total to build it.