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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Garden Club Volunteers

Garden Club Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 26, 2020
1. Garden Club Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  The concepts that landscape architect Jens Jensen used for Lincoln Memorial Garden grew out of almost 50 years of experience. In his plan, he specified that paths through the Garden should curve. The lanes were to showcase dogwoods, crab apples, redbuds, and other small understory trees. Large white oaks and other trees native to the states where Lincoln lived were to be planted along the ridgelines of the higher elevations. He intermingled light and shadow by placing sunny prairie landscapes next to forested areas. The banks of the newly created Lake Springfield provided the setting for sun-loving flowers. Using Jensen's plan as a guide, volunteers and members of many Illinois garden clubs planted the trees and filled the Garden with wildflowers from throughout the state. Mrs. Harriet Knudson, founder of the Garden, helped supervise the work. She frequently exchanged lively correspondence with Jensen, whose letters were filled with detailed suggestions and personal anecdotes.
Erected by Lincoln Memorial Garden, sponsored by Massie Massie & Associates.
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Location. 39° 41.827′ N, 89° 35.832′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from East Lake Shore Drive south of Pawnee Road. Marker is on the grounds/off the trail in Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center. It is not too far from the main entrance/parking area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield IL 62712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Memorial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Architect and the Founder (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Edwards Trace (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Route 66 Illinois (approx. 5.3 miles away); Cozy Dog Drive In, Springfield, Illinois (approx. 5.3 miles away); Springfield, Illinois (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Garden Club Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 26, 2020
2. Garden Club Volunteers Marker
Marker is off the trail at Lincoln Memorial Garden.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 28, 2023