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Local Dentists Make Generous Gift to Help Spread Smiles

Gainesville, FL
— The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention today announced the opening of the Harmony Garden, a new outdoor musical instrument park on the museum grounds. Situated between the Cade Museum and Depot Park, the interactive playground celebrates Gainesville’s rich connection to nature and music. 

The Harmony Garden is made possible by a generous gift from
Martin Orthodontics and Martin Kids Dentistry, Dr. Paul Martin, Dr. Dave Martin, Dr. Bill Martin, and Dr. Charlotte Hill. “My family and I have always found joy in smiles,” said Dr. Dave Martin. “We help to create beautiful smiles everyday at Martin Orthodontics & Martin Kids Dental, but we believe that anyone can spread the joy of smiling in the form of music.” The grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m.

The garden currently features five instruments; the Imbarimba — which combines elements of two classic African instruments: the marimba (a resonated xylophone) and the kalimba (a thumb piano), a collection of butterfly bells that ring in intervals of C Major, The Duet: a marimba and metallophone in one, color-coded chimes with a songbook, and The Swirl: a pentatonic instrument that delivers resonating sounds.

“These first five instruments are only the beginning,” says Cade Museum’s Chief Executive Officer Bradley Gamble. “We have plans to further expand the Harmony Garden experience to include more instruments, landscaping, benches, and shade canopies for the community to enjoy,” he added. 

Dr. Dave Martin hopes that the Harmony Garden can “help kids large and small discover that song that is in their hearts waiting to be played and they can dance to that music all the way to the place where their dreams come true.”

About the Cade Museum
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, Florida, is committed to transforming communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project began in 2006 with a generous gift from Dr. Cade and his wife, Mary Cade. Led by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles and her husband, Richard Miles, the museum began educational programming and the Cade Prize in 2010. Since opening in 2018, more than 100,000 visitors have experienced the Cade’s unique hands-on programming. For more information visit 

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