Robert Tinker landscaped the Railroad Gardens in 1906. A lagoon is in the center of the gardens.
Robert Tinker landscaped the Illinois Central Railroad Gardens on the bank of Kent Creek in 1906. The gardens were to beautify the land near the railroad depot.
The grounds of Tinker Swiss Cottage were lush with vegetation. Rustic rootwood furniture decorated the grounds.
The Illinois Central Depot was located across Kent Creek from the Swiss Cottage. Passenger train travel was popular during the nineteenth century.
Jessie Tinker grew up to 90 varieties of iris on the grounds of Tinker Swiss Cottage. She often won premium in flower shows.
Tropical plants were popular with Victorian gardeners. The girl is sitting on a rustic bench made from tree roots and branches. Robert Tinker made this after being inspired by Andrew Jackson Downing.
A formal rose garden can be seen from a second floor window of Tinker Swiss Cottage in Rockford, Illinois
Mary Manny's home on South Main Street, Rockford, Illinois, had large formal gardens landscaped by John Blair.
Tinker Swiss Cottage in Rockford, Illinois had extensive grounds including a formal rose garden shielded from the barn by foliage. The grounds are decorated with rootwood furniture.
Picture postcards Color postcard. Depicts garden, partial view of Tinker Swiss Cottage.
The Illinois Central Depot was located on Kent Creek across from Tinker Swiss Cottage. The Tinker family sold this land to the railroad in the 1880s.