Millstone Garden

Millstone Garden

  • This shady garden offers a wide range of unusual plants from all over the world.
  • The large white pine at the center of the garden is one of the few plants on the property that was here when Theodore and Martha Lee Klein bought the property in the early 1940s.
  • The garden also features part of Klein’s millstone collection. He searched for and salvaged millstones from across the state. He even found a millstone that ground the grain that Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks, used to make bread. He incorporated some of these millstones into his property and donated others to the Oldham County Historical Society, which he helped found.
  • As well as millstones, Theodore also collected mallets that he made out of salvaged lumber and trees. He made a mallet from each tree native to Kentucky.