The world has become a toxic place but as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking book, Evolution in a Toxic World, it has always been toxic. Hear more on Wednesday, December 11, 7:00–8:00pm. Details »
Attend a Tree Mob™
Join us as we look closely at the plants in our landscape. Learn more »
The Arnold Arboretum is a community resource for education, offering a variety of learning opportunities including lectures, classes, workshops, and tours of our living collections and historical landscape. Join us as we explore the biology and horticulture of woody plants, and delve into topics related to Earth’s biodiversity and evolutionary history, the environment, conservation biology, and key social issues associated with current science.
The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted Volume VIII:
The Early Boston Years, 1882–1890
Monday, December 2, 6:30-8:00pm Weld Hill Research Building
Doors open at 6:00pm. Light refreshments served.
Books available for purchase and signing.
Frederick Law Olmsted relocated from New York to Boston in the early 1880s. With the help of his stepson and partner, John Charles Olmsted, his professional office grew to become the first of its kind: a modern landscape architecture practice with projects throughout the country. During the period covered in Volume VIII of the Olmsted Papers, Olmsted and his partners designed the park system of Boston and Brookline—including the Back Bay Fens, Franklin Park, and the Muddy River Improvement.
Though Olmsted would never provide a definitive treatise on landscape architecture, this volume contains some of his most mature and powerful statements on the practice of landscape architecture. Join us for a lecture, panel discussion and celebration of this newly published landscape design resource.
Fee: $10 See program details and register »
Students: Call 617.384.5277 to register for free.
Sponsored by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Friends of Fairsted, and National Association for Olmsted Parks in collaboration with the City of Boston, Parks and Recreation Department, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Town of Brookline, Parks and Open Space Division