Jens Jensen and his Contemporaries in Design
|Date/Time:||Thursday, 17 May 2012 at 7:00 pm|
|Location:||Garden Room, Reiman Gardens|
|Categories:||Arts, performances, Lectures, Live Green|
Robert Grese is a professor in the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment and also serves as director of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. He is the author of "Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens" and has written widely on the prairie style of landscape gardening.
Beginning this spring, the Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park will start to take shape throughout the The Danish Immigrant Museum's thirty-acre property. Inside the museum galleries, the exhibition "Jens Jensen: Celebrating the Native Prairie" will introduce Jens Jensen as a pioneer of landscape design in America, an advocate for using native plants in parks and gardens, and a passionate believer in the power of nature to inspire human creativity. The programs and exhibition are supported by a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities.