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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rock Garden Masterpiece

 
 
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By Joel S., September 2, 2015
1. Rock Garden Masterpiece Marker
Inscription. In 1915, landscape designer Jens Jensen created a picturesque rock garden masterpiece for Henry and Clara Ford. His design was engineered to work with nature and be relatively maintenance-free.

(Left Photo Caption)
In the early 1920's, Mrs. Ford turned her focus to non-native garden designs and chose to rearrange the horizontally layered stones into an alpine rock garden, with flowers requiring full-time attention of one of the estate's 26 gardeners.

(Right Photo Caption)
Rocks and walkways of the garden are generally still arranged as they were in Mrs. Ford's alpine garden. Restoration efforts are focused on returning to the original plan of landscape designer Jens Jensen.
 
Erected by Henry Ford Estate and MotorCities National Heritage Area.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 18.866′ N, 83° 14.002′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Fair Lane Drive 0.3 miles west of Evergreen Road. Click for map. This marker is found on the grounds of the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane, about 100 feet northwest of the Ford residence. Marker
Rock Garden Masterpiece Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 5, 2015
2. Rock Garden Masterpiece Marker
is at or near this postal address: 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Path of the Setting Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); On the River (within shouting distance of this marker); A Trail Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Giving Nature a Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); From Farmland to Great Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fair Lane (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
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Rock Garden Masterpiece Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 2, 2015
3. Rock Garden Masterpiece Marker
Rock Garden Masterpiece and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 2, 2015
4. Rock Garden Masterpiece and Marker
The marker is to the right of the tree on the left side of the picture. From this angle, the back of the marker is showing.
Rock Garden Masterpiece image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 2, 2015
5. Rock Garden Masterpiece
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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