My friend, Marjorie, told me about a garden she’d been wanting to visit. So after we had lunch one day last week, we drove along Hwy. 20 to find it. It was the Brincka Cross Gardens on E. Furness Road, and the place seemed kind of magical to me. On the grounds, several signs are posted that share the history of this place. Marge and I enjoyed those as well as strolling a bit and peeking into the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home that sits on the property. I’ll share some of the highlights.
William Brincka, a professor at Chicago’s Art Institute, owned the 25 acres of land. The home and gardens sit on about 4 of those acres, and the surrounding land includes a beautiful and very peaceful wooded area.