CHICAGO PARKS FOUNDATION wrote -
Humboldt Park’s historic Formal Garden needs restoration. Renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860 - 1951) designed the garden and its surrounding landscape in 1908. Today, Jensen is recognized as one of the nation’s most significant landscape designers and Humboldt Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The circular garden is still a beautiful and special place, but it needs attention. Its concrete walls and pergolas are cracking and spolling. Some beds have been sodded over, and only minimal floral annuals remain. This project aims to repair the garden’s deteriorated infrastructure, rehabilitate its important design features, and to implement a planting design that re-interprets Jensen’s historic planting palette, incorporation native perennials and transforming the site into a four season garden. The $20,000 goal covers the cost of a garden analysis, planting design and maintenance plan.
The Chicago Parks Foundation (CPF) and Chicago Park District are joining with members of the community to restore the beautiful and iconic garden for the community, and all of Chicago, to once again enjoy.