Trails remain open sunrise to sunset for outdoor recreation. Please follow safety guidelines and social distancing. The Nature Center remains closed until further notice.
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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.