I spotted this in Lake Placid last week. It's prominently placed on a building owned by the Golden Arrow hotel and there's a sign installed near the sidewalk that explains it to visitors. Keep in mind that it is relatively early in the season this far north, so the plantings are not quite filled out. It overlooks Mirror Lake. (Oddly enough, the village of Lake Placid is not built around the actual Lake Placid.)
Just one of many examples of smart gardening I saw in this lovely town.