M.A.G.I.C.A.L. (Monarch Ability Garden Integrating Community and Land)

A garden developed to accomodate varying ability levels while encouraging community inclusion, with an emphasis on encouraging the nutritional and health benefits of growing and consuming fresh produce while increasing physical activity through gardening.  It currently consists of 13 raised beds along with 2 garden tables which are accessible to those using wheelchairs.  It is also meant to be a place of beauty, serenity and pleasant social discourse, open to the public.  We welcome anyone who would like to become a volunteer to share their interests and skills to assist the participants who attend the Monarch Health Drive day program, wwhich supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilites; as well as other community members to learn more about the important aspects of gardening and socialization.

Garden Information





Participant Count:



Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:


Type:Therapeutic/Mental health garden Size:

1/4 acre to 1 acre

Primary Production:




Primary Audience:

Community members are welcome to visit and share their skills in the garden.

Primarily Served:

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who attend the Monarch Health Dr. day program next to the garden.

Funding Source:

The Harold H. Bate Foundation; CarolinaEast Foundation; NC/Craven Community Foundation; US Cellular; BB&T; Garris Evans Lumber;

Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
Non-profit organization Monarch View site 252-634-1715 x3305 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Craven County

Garden Contact:

Eileen Bress
252-634-1715 x3305
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Garden Location:

1320 Health Drive, New Bern, NC 28560, USA

Mailing Address:

Eileen Bress
1308 Commerce Dr.
New Bern, NC 28562