Welcome to the Jens Jensen Gardens in Evanston Project

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Thank you to all those who donated to make this possible and to Sunrise Tree Service for their generous contribution

to SAVE the OAKS!

(Click here to watch the video)

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A Tour of the Jens Jensen Gardens in Evanston - A Brief Video

Recently this summer, Jens Jensen expert Robert E. Grese and members of the Jensen family took a look at the gardens with about one hundred and fifty excited garden fans.

The Mission

Jens Jensen Gardens in Evanston, Inc., will restore and maintain the Lighthouse Landing Jens Jensen garden in Evanston, Illinois, and educate the public about Jensen's philosophy of using native plants.

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The Vision

Jens Jensen Gardens in Evanston will lead restoration and maintenance of the Jens Jensen garden in the Lighthouse Landings/Harley Clarke complex in Evanston, Illinois, by providing a botanic garden that demonstrates the use of native plants, trees and shrubs in a residential setting and a living laboratory to facilitate an understanding of the relationship between native plants, birds and insects.

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"We all need the living green or we'll shrivel up inside. To make the modern city livable is the task of our times."

Jens Jensen


The Living Green

The Living Green is an award-winning film by director, Carey Lundin, that explores the work and philosophy of Jens Jensen and examines his importance in American history.