Walk among wonders of America’s first, finest landscape architect

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Walk among wonders of America’s first, finest landscape architect

It’s likely you’ve experienced the genius of Frederick Law Olmsted
The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, N.C., on Friday will dedicate a statue of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.
At the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., Approach Road is a dramatic, winding passage through rustic scenery leading up to the mansion. The road was part of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscaping for the grounds of the estate.
Central Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Olmsted’s genius was in creating the illusion of nature in a humanmade environment.
A list of plants for the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is part of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Mass. The site includes Olmsted’s home and the offices for his landscape architecture firm.

Walk among wonders of America’s first, finest landscape architect

The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, N.C., on Friday will dedicate a statue of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.
At the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., Approach Road is a dramatic, winding passage through rustic scenery leading up to the mansion. The road was part of Frederick Law Olmsted’s landscaping for the grounds of the estate.
Central Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Olmsted’s genius was in creating the illusion of nature in a humanmade environment.
A list of plants for the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington is part of the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Mass. The site includes Olmsted’s home and the offices for his landscape architecture firm.
If you go

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: 99 Warren St., Brookline, Massachusetts, www.nps.gov/frla/. Open Fridays 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with tours of the design office at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Beginning in June, open Wednesday-Sunday. Free.

NORTH CAROLINA ARBORETUM: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, North Carolina, www.ncarboretum.org. Spring/summer hours, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (entrance gate closes at 8 p.m.) Parking, $12. Olmsted statue dedication Friday; Olmsted birthday celebration April 26.

BILTMORE LEGACY OF THE LAND: Daily motorcoach tours of estate grounds in Asheville, North Carolina, focusing in part on Olmsted landscape design, $19 in addition to regular $50-$60 admission (price varies by day/time); www.biltmore.com.

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