Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Author Marta McDowell on Frederick Law Olmsted @ Greenwood Gardens



Footprints on the American Landscape – Frederick Law Olmsted
with Marta McDowell


WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Greenwood Gardens, 274 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills


Join us for a delightful talk by well-known horticulture and garden history author, Marta McDowell, as she dives into the life and legacy of the individual who coined the term “landscape architect.” While most famous for his public parks, Olmsted’s commissions included the Biltmore Estate, the World’s Columbian Exposition, and campuses ranging from Stanford to Amherst. For a century, Olmsted and his sons dominated the profession and left a lasting mark on the landscape and psyche of America. Olmsted's enduring contribution to the American landscape is even more notable as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth this year.

Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 70 attendees
$20 members; $25 non-members





A Gorgeous Day to Tour the Garden


The weather looks ideal for spending time in the garden on Sunday, May 15th. After you stroll in the garden, join us under the tent on the West Terrace at 4:00 p.m. for Marta McDowell's lecture on Frederick Law Olmsted.



About Marta McDowell


Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and consults for private clients and public gardens.  Her latest book is Unearthing the Secret Garden, about the inspiration for the classic children’s book. Timber Press also published Emily Dickinson’s Gardening LifeThe World of Laura Ingalls Wilder, New York Times-bestselling All the Presidents’ Gardens, and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, now in its eighth printing.  Marta’s new book about garden themes in murder mysteries is due out from Timber Press in 2023. She was the 2019 recipient of the Garden Club of America’s Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for outstanding literary achievement. 




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