Three hundred trees, and thousands of flowers!
Last year, 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 is in full bloom for the first time ever!
Although the project will take a couple more years to complete fully, Freedom Park should become more and more vibrant as the years go by, beginning this Black History Month honoring John Lewis’ birthday, which falls on February 21.
Before last year’s 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 for the first time this year.