In our efforts to reach people's minds, let's not forget their hearts and souls. A successful public garden must delight the senses, entice people to look more closely, and make people pause. We will show participants how to do that. As Socrates said, 'Wisdom begins in wonder.' The session will begin with a presentation discussing the process of creating a magical garden design using examples from various public gardens. Panelists will present how their gardens create lasting impressions, mystery, and magic in their permanent, seasonal, and annual horticultural displays and collections.