The firm Frederick Law Olmsted founded over a century ago was involved in over 1,200 landscape architecture projects throughout Massachusetts, ranging from expansive 500-acre public parks to intimate private gardens. One of its greatest achievements is a six-mile “emerald necklace” of ponds, parks, and parkways that winds its way through Boston. This one-hour illustrated lecture will sample this rich landscape legacy and explore the ideas that shaped some of the most treasured places in Massachusetts.
Presented by Alan S. Banks, Supervisory Park Ranger, National Park Service
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.
Image: NPS/Olmsted NHS