Hawthorn Allee & Apple Tree Allee

The Apple Tree Allee is a wildflower meadow designed, planted and maintained to enhance pollinator habitat. In addition to the commonly found pollinator and butterfly plants, milkweed and golden rod, garden browsers will find lupine, Echinacea, Agastache Giant Hyssop, and more.

The Hawthorn Allee is the historic division between the home’s formal and informal area, referred to as the Cutting and Kitchen Gardens. In the Lincolns’ time, the allee was a path that led cattle to a pasture beyond and also circled back to the cutting and kitchen garden to a children’s play area which included a reflecting pool and playhouse. The allee is now the site of Hildene’s Friends Walk where volunteers, who have given extraordinary contributions in time and effort to making Hildene what it is today, are honored.