Join Barker Mansion in the mansion garden this Saturday morning for a talk on the life of renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen and the work he did for the Barkers in 1909. Jensen was a prominent landscape architect at the turn of the century who designed much of the Chicago Parks West system including Humboldt Park. 
In the early 1900s, Jensen was instrumental in the fight to save the Indiana Dunes. 
In his private practice, he also designed gardens for many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes as well as the Henry Ford estate, and in 1909 he also designed the Barker Mansion gardens.  
Refreshments will be served in the garden and guests will be able to view Jensen’s original drawings done for the Barkers in 1909. In the event of rain, the program will be moved indoors. The program begins at 11 am and runs approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth. The ticket price also includes admission to either a self-guided or guided tour of the 35,000 square foot interior of the Barker Mansion at the conclusion of the talk. Tickets can be reserved online on Eventbrite or by calling the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520. For more information, visit or call 219-873-1520.