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

A Trail Garden

 
 
A Trail Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2015
1. A Trail Garden Marker
Inscription.
Parallel to the Great Meadow, the Trail Garden offered visitors a more intimate garden-walk experience. As it meandered through shrub borders and woodland, the Trail Garden was full of surprises. Large semi-circular flower beds were planted with seasonal displays of spring bulbs and summer blooming perennials, which were watered by a state-of-the-art sprinkler system. After the Formal Rose Garden was built, the Trail Garden served a larger role in providing an attractive approach to the Rose Garden.

Designed in 1916 by landscape designer Jens Jensen, these informal outdoor rooms connect the Music Room Terrace, on the northwest side of the residence, to the Great Meadow and an adjacent meadow (redesigned as the Formal Rose Garden).
 
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° 18.883′ N, 83° 13.973′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Fair Lane Drive 0.3 miles west of Evergreen Road. Touch for map. This marker is found on the grounds of the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
A Trail Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2015
2. A Trail Garden Marker
Close-up of the garden plan.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Path of the Setting Sun (a few steps from this marker); Rock Garden Masterpiece (within shouting distance of this marker); From Farmland to Great Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Giving Nature a Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); On the River (within shouting distance of this marker); From State Fair to Fair Lane/Peony Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
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A Trail Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2015
3. A Trail Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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