In accordance with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Modified Stay at Home Order, the Nature Center remains closed. Events/programs scheduled through May have been cancelled including the 8K Trail Race. Nature trails remain open sunrise to sunset. Follow the State of Illinois and CDC guidelines for permitted outdoor activities and social distancing.
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Members are a special group of people who make many of the programs, improvements and growth of the Garden possible.
Lincoln Memorial Garden has more than 150 active volunteers. These dedicated people do everything from leading nature hikes to helping with special events.
represents the landscape Abraham Lincoln would have known growing up and living in the Midwest, containing plants native to the three states he lived in - Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Designed by internationally -known landscape architect Jens Jensen, this 100-acre site features six miles of trails, footbridges, a pond, eight stone council rings, and dozens of wooden benches inscribed with Lincoln quotes. The woodland and prairie garden beckons to thousands of visitors year round - families, birdwatchers, photographers, artists, nature enthusiasts, and school children - to learn about nature and enjoy the wildflowers, trees and wildlife.