A Hidden Illinois Keepsake
Among the roses of the manor at Cuneo Gardens in Vernon Hills, you’ll find tokens from the era when American culture reached full bloom.
In the early 20th century, a businessman named Samuel Insull established an estate and hired renowned landscaper Jens Jensen to beautify the grounds.
Another professional, John Cuneo Sr., acquired the property during the Great Depression and tacked on his own touches inside and outside the home.
John Cuneo Jr. had the gardens renovated just before the home became Cuneo Museum & Gardens in the 1990s, and today, statues, columns, and trees stand guard over the vintage tract.
Fountains, ponds, meadows and woods add harmony to the premises and shroud gems like Mrs. Insull’s personal outdoor performance stage.
To see more photos and plan your visit, go to the Cuneo Museum website.