Frederick Law Olmsted summed up a lifetime’s dedication to the preservation of the natural world and the cultivation of green spaces with his many designs for public and private parks across the nation. From Central Park in New York City to the Emerald Necklace surrounding Boston’s busy and crowded inner city as well as his major contributions to the development of Biltmore and the Chicago World’s Fair, Olmsted’s strong belief in the civilizing power of landscape architecture design improved the quality of life for generations of people and defined the goals of a new horticultural profession. This first person presentation blends images from the 1860’s into the new millennium demonstrating how little has changed and how much is still to be valued in man’s search for harmony with nature. The words give life to FLO’s social vision and passionate dedication to the democracy of community design. His template for preserving urban green spaces stands as the benchmark against which all subsequent projects have been measured. This Winter Lecture Series is provides inspiration and expert advice to make your home environment more attractive and your gardening experience more enjoyable. No experience necessary: just bring your enthusiasm for gardens and gardening. Also February 6, 13 and 20. Series sponsored by the Delaware Grounds Management Association. Event sponsored by The Friends of Wilmington Parks and Delaware Greenways
Members/$10 ($30 for series); Non-members/$15 ($45 for series)
New Castle County
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