The Sensory Garden at the High Point Public Library – a planned 7,000-square-foot, self-contained garden area that allows visitors to enjoy a wide range of sensory experiences – has reached its fundraising goal thanks to The Lenny Peters Foundation, which has made a $90,000 gift to the project.

That gift will sponsor and name the garden’s central water feature, as well as the teaching section of the garden.

The Rotary Club of High Point’s Sensory Garden at the library will offer “a plethora of educational and recreational applications for those with autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, physical or mental disabilities, as well as a positive outdoor experience for all populations.”

Dr. Lenny Peters, who’s known for his charitable work in High Point and other parts of the world, said this week that the garden will be a great addition to the city.

“High Point is my home, where I raised my family and built my businesses,” he said. “I want High Point to be a point of attraction for the entire Triad. This Sensory Garden is one of those points, and I am so happy to be a part of it.”

Wil Elder, the chairman of the High Point Public Library Foundation, was, needless to say, very grateful for the contribution.

“We could not be more thrilled with this incredible show of support from the Lenny Peters family and look forward to having their name prominently displayed on two of the major sections of the garden,” he stated in a press release.

He stated that this gift means the project has hit the fundraising goal and that a groundbreaking is now expected in the coming months.

The Lenny Peters Foundation joins The Rotary Club of High Point and The Earl and Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation as the three largest contributors to the garden, which will complement existing library programs like the Teaching Garden, the High Point Farmer’s Market and the library’s Arts and Education Plaza.