Download an audio tour of Humboldt Park:
Chicago Park Historian Julia Bachrach is joined by Jens Jensen’s grandson Bruce Johnson in this self-guided audio tour of Humboldt Park. You can either download the tour to an MP3 player, burn a CD, or listen to it online. The tour includes a map with stopping points that correspond with the audio tracks. If you visit each place and listen to the tracks, your walking tour will take approximately 1 hour.

Help save the Jensen Formal Garden in Chicago’s Humboldt Park! One of the nation’s few remaining Jens Jensen-designed gardens needs revitalization.

Garfield Park Conservatory is one of two historic conservatories owned and operated by the Chicago Park District. Built in 1907 by Jens Jensen, this revolutionary building is one of the largest gardens under glass in the world.

The Clearing was founded by Jens Jensen in 1935 when he was 75 years old. Influenced by the folk schools of his native Denmark, Jensen envisioned The Clearing as a “school of the soil” where people could develop sound values for their lives and professions.

Lincoln Memorial Garden was founded in 1936 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln. Designed by Jens Jensen, all the plants found at the Garden are native to the three states in which Lincoln lived — Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.

The Morton Arboretum
‘s mission is to collect trees, shrubs and other plants from around the world for people to study and enjoy.

Shakespeare Garden at Northwestern University has added color, fragrance, texture and beauty to the Evanston campus for more than 80 years. Designed by Jens Jensen, this garden features plants, herbs and flowers mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.

City of Chicago: Department of Cultural Affairs

Chicago Park District

Cultural Landscape Foundation

Garfield Park Conservatory, c. 1925