The Rotary Centennial Gardens, located in Bracebridge at the corner of Taylor Road and Pine Street, is a community garden available free to the public. Wheelchair accessible pathways link the individual gardens and the many features. The site provides a variety of physical and sensory elements, both educational and meditative, including an entrance / entertainment pavilion, woodlands, benches, statuary, an event/entertainment pavilion, perennial and annual beds, water features, arbors and pathways. The garden is open for spring, summer and fall visits.
Rotary International celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005. To commemorate this occasion, each club throughout the world was asked to establish a permanent project that would create an enduring benefit in that club’s community. The Rotary Club of Bracebridge, in cooperation with the District of Muskoka and the Town of Bracebridge, chose to develop a destination garden, named the Rotary Centennial Gardens. The garden was officially opened on July 24, 2005.