The Heritage Gardeners have researched and have planted heirloom varieties that would have been authentic for each ethnic group represented. German, Scottish, Norwegian, Yankee and Potawatomi Gardens are showcased. Only open pollinated heirloom varieties are planted.
The gardens are open for group tours and to the public during special programs throughout the year. Spencer Park is open year round to the public and has many walking paths.
This blog is dedicated to Roger Gustafson. Roger developed the Boone County Conservation District and the Heritage Gardens in the 1980's. Roger worked in the gardens up until the time he died this last year.
Sons of Norway
The Sons of Norway Valhall Lodge, Rockford IL is a sponsor of the Boone County Conservation District Cultural Heritage Gardens Norwegian Garden.