Three hundred trees, and thousands of flowers!
A couple of years ago, Freedom Park Conservancy started planting a stunning tribute to our ATL hero, John Lewis. The late Congressman fulfilled many key roles in the civil rights movement and its actions to end legalized racial segregation in the United States.
Atlanta have honored his work and legacy with this touching tribute, a field full of daffodils, and a forest of 300 trees. The garden is called The Flowering Forest, and will soon be in full bloom to honor the Atlantan icon!
The daffodils bloom for John Lewis’ birthday, which happens during Black History Month on February 21.
Before the first planting, the park conservancy said, “The desire to honor John Lewis’ life and legacy inspired the Freedom Park Conservancy, Trees Atlanta, and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights to bring together their commitments to community stewardship, urban tree cover, and civic storytelling.”
So keep your eyes peeled for daffodils, colorful shrubs, and this gorgeous tribute to John Lewis at Freedom Park, blooming to honor one of the incredible civil rights leaders intrinsically connected to A-Town.
You could also check out the impressive John Lewis mural located at 219 Auburn Ave. NE in Downtown Atlanta. Check out our round-up of monuments and landmarks devoted to our city’s influential Black History. From John Lewis to MLK, a self-guided tour of A-Town is the perfect way to honor Black History Month.