Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Nature vs. Nurture
In 1915, the Fords hired noted landscape designer Jens Jensen to landscape their property surrounding their new home. As a result, a series of meadows and informal gardens was planned and built northwest of the home, including this area. Jensen was a major proponent of designing landscapes that appeared natural and featured native plants. Although Mrs. Ford liked the informal gardens, she decided to redesign this meadow as a formal rose garden, as recommended by Harriet Foote. As a result, Jens Jensen resigned.
Erected by Henry Ford Estate and
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list.
Location. 42° 18.985′ N, 83° 14.114′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Fair Lane Drive 0.3 miles west of Evergreen Road. This marker is found on the grounds of the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane, about 1/4 mile from the mansion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fair Lane Drive, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giving Nature a Hand (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Path of the Setting Sun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Garden Masterpiece (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Trail Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); On the River (approx. 0.2 miles away); Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Farmland to Great Estate (approx. 0.2 miles away); From State Fair to Fair Lane/Peony Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.