Contact Us

Jennifer Fishburn
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
fishburn@illinois.edu

Sandy Duncheon
Office Support Assistant
University of Illinois Extension
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
duncheon@illinois.edu

Amy Hyde
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
980 N. Postville Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
amyhyde@illinois.edu

Sangamon and Menard County Master Gardeners

Sangamon and Menard County Master Gardeners

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The Lorraine DeSouza Perennial and Native Plant Garden

The Lorraine DeSouza Perennial and Native Plant Garden is located in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield

The demonstration garden is comprised of four garden areas. University of Illinois Extension Sangamon and Menard county Master Gardener volunteers maintain the garden and educate the public about the plant material and aspects of each of the gardens.

The gardens can be viewed from sunrise to sunset.

Lorraine DeSouza Perennial Garden and Native Plant Garden

This garden displays primarily perennial plants and a separate native plant area.

The perennial garden educates the public about perennials that are grown in our climate and how to best maintain such plants.

The native plant garden contains 28 plants that are native to Illinois.

Using Native Plants in the Landscape, Illinois Natural History Survey,

http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/~kenr/prairienativelinks.html

Gallery of Illinois Native Plants, Illinois Natural History Survey,

http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/animals_plants/plants/ilgallery/