Nature vs. Nurture Historical

Nature vs. Nurture Historical (HM1V6G)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48128 Wayne County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 18.985', W 83° 14.114'

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In 1926, a 2.5-acre rose garden was designed for this meadow, with the help of landscape architect Herbert Kellaway and rosarian Harriet Foote. Once completed, the garden contained approximately 10,000 rose plants of 400 varieties and cost more than $200,000. Other features in the "key hole" design included a screened summerhouse, a pergola, several ponds, and a stone bridge. As president of the National Women's Farm and Garden Association and the Garden Club of Dearborn, Mrs. Ford invited many groups to visit the gardens and join her for summer teas.

In 1915, the Fords hired noted landscape designer Jens Jensen to landscape their property surrounding their new home. As a result, a series of meadows and informal gardens was planned and built northwest of the home, including this area. Jensen was a major proponent of designing landscapes that appeared natural and featured native plants. Although Mrs. Ford liked the informal gardens, she decided to redesign this meadow as a formal rose garden, as recommended by Harriet Foote. As a result, Jens Jensen resigned.
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HM NumberHM1V6G
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByHenry Ford Estate and MotorCities National Heritage Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 315798 N 4687328
Decimal Degrees42.31641667, -83.23523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.985', W 83° 14.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 59.1" N, 83° 14' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)313
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 687-961 Fair Ln Dr, Dearborn MI 48128, US
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