The garden was invented in 1934 by Harriet Knudson, a member of the Springfield Civic Garden Club, and designed by Jens Jensen along the banks of Springfield Lake in honor of Abraham Lincoln Life. The garden consists only of native plants from the three states in which Lincoln lived. It is made up entirely of plants from Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. It consists only of plants that grow naturally in the three states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. Many of Jensen’s proposed plants are not commercially available, so schoolchildren and garden clubs have collected and planted acorns and seeds from the area, which have been lost in new buildings in the area.
The design of this garden is an extension of the idea adopted by Jensen in Mahoney Park last year, which has been expanded into a series of finger-like open spaces, each of which is surrounded by a virgin forest. Jensen’s project also includes eight city council rings.
This garden is one of Jensen’s last major public garden committees. Today, the management of this garden is managed by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden Foundation, founded in 1952. The garden was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Forests and grassy gardens have more than 5 miles of trails, allowing you to explore the Illinois landscape that Lincoln should have known. Depending on the season, you can see bees blooming in the spring, colorful grasslands in the summer, colorful leaves in the fall, and snow-covered maple trees gushing in the sap. Designed by landscape architect Jens Jensen, it is located on the shores of Springfield Lake. Don’t miss the Garden Nature Center and the Split Rail gift shop.
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