Prairie and Sun-loving Plant sale – LIVE!

Our Prairie and sun-loving plant sale is now live.  We are taking orders through our website until Wednesday, May 12 at 5:00pm, so be sure to get yours in. Pick up will be held on Saturday, May 15 at the Ostermeier Prairie Center.  Once your order is placed we will contact you to schedule your designated pick up time, this will help us keep the number of people here at a any one time to a minimum.  Your purchase helps support the Garden.

Available plants include:

  • Native prairie plants
  • Agastache
  • Milkweeds
  • Tomatoes
  • Herbs and greens

 

Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Maple Syrup Time


As the cold winter weather eases, sugar maple trees begin the process of turning stored starch into sugar. Sap is made as this sugar combines with water in the ground. It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of pure maple syrup. 

Tapping maple trees to make syrup is an age-old tradition in North America. You can experience it for yourself at the Garden’s annual Maple Syrup Time demonstrations set for weekends in mid-February and March (Feb. 22–23, Feb. 29–March 1, March 7–8 and March 14–15). 

Demonstrations include seeing first-hand the “evaporation” process of boiling sap over a wood fire to produce syrup and of course, tasting the delicious syrup. The program is free and open to the public. Bring the kids, check the weather and dress accordingly.

Then make plans to attend Garden’s annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Make reservations for this popular breakfast and silent auction fundraiser by calling the Nature Center at 529-1111. The breakfast is set for 8 a.m. to noon on the weekends of March 21–22 and March 28–29. 

Many local businesses support this event. There’s butter from Maldaner’s Restaurant, pure maple “sirup” from family-owned Funks Grove in nearby Shirley and plates and napkins from MJ Kellner. Our major event sponsor is Bank of Springfield.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Make reservations for this popular breakfast and silent auction fundraiser by calling the Nature Center at 529-1111. 

The breakfast is set for 8 a.m. to noon on the weekends of March 21–22 and March 28–29.

Pancakes with gluten free option, real maple syrup and sausage cooked over a fire.

$8 for adults, $5 for kids.

Thank you to event sponsor Bank of Springfield.

Many local businesses support this event through in-kind donations. There’s butter from Maldaner’s Restaurant, pure maple “sirup” from family-owned Funks Grove in nearby Shirley and plates and napkins from MJ Kellner.

Ecology Camp Registration

We are planning another fun filled summer of Ecology Camp here at Lincoln memorial Garden.  Summer schedule:

Session Dates Time Ages Member*/nonMember
I – AM

FULL

June 10-14 8:30am-11:30am 4, 5, 6 $80/$100
I – PM June 10-14 12:30pm-3:30pm 4, 5, 6 $80/$100
II June 17-21 8:30am-3:30pm 6, 7 $155/$195
III June 24-28 8:30am-3:30pm 6, 7, 8 $155/$195
IV July 8-12 8:30am-3:30pm 8, 9, 10 $155/$195
V July 15-19 8:30am-3:30pm 9, 10, 11 $155/$195
VI July 22-26 8:30am-3:30pm 10, 11, 12 $155/$195
VII July 29-Aug 2 8:30am-3:30pm 13, 14, 15 $155/$195

*Be sure your membership is current, so you can take advantage of the member rate.   If you’re not a current member but would like to join click below

Don’t miss LMG’s annual Holiday Market!

Each year in mid-November, Lincoln Memorial Garden kicks off the Holiday Season with an annual market featuring unique hand-crafted items perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts and decorations.

The market opens Friday, November 17, with a special evening event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This is an opportunity to be among the first shoppers.  Volunteers will be serving light refreshments, wine and cider as an added bonus for early shopping.  The event continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The special holiday sale offerings include centerpieces, swags, wreaths and one-of-a-kind Christmas tree ornaments.  Talented area artisans gather during October and November to make each unique creation.  All of their labor is donated so the articles are affordable and exceptional.

The sale is held in the Lincoln Memorial Garden Nature Center which is home to the Split Rail Shop, a year-around gift store offering everything from books, jewelry, toys and garden items to beautiful glass birdbaths and hand crafted wind chimes.  It is the perfect place to find unique items and stocking stuffers.

Admission is free and all of the funds raised by the shop and the special holiday sale provide funds for educational programming.