The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
February 5, 2018

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape

The Blue Garden

The Blue Garden: Recapturing an Iconic Newport Landscape by Arleyn A. Levee This richly illustrated book tells the story of the creation, decline and renewal of an iconic Newport garden. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. and constructed under the Olmsted Brothers’ exacting supervision between 1910 and 1913, the Blue Garden in its heyday was […]

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Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
December 15, 2017

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in […]

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The Alchemy of Creativity and Cartooning the Landscape with Chip Sullivan

by Pam Thompson, Manager of Adult Education
December 15, 2016

The Alchemy of Creativity and Cartooning the Landscape with Chip Sullivan

Landscape architect, artist, and award-winning teacher Chip Sullivan offers two programs to boost your own creativity and to learn what inspires him. The Alchemy of Creativity 1 Session: Thursday, January 12, 2:00–5:00pm Location: Hunnewell Building Enjoy this three-hour program designed to examine and inspire one’s creativity. Chip Sullivan will present a series of exercises to […]

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Leventritt Garden and pavilion, 2005

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
June 23, 2016

Leventritt Garden and pavilion, 2005

Leventritt Garden

Leventritt Garden and pavilion, 2005 Photograph by Sylvia Winter Leventritt Garden, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States The Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden is a three acre, terraced garden and a showcase for outstanding species and cultivars for the home garden, wild collected accessions, and plants that relate to Arboretum research and history. “The […]

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
January 25, 2016

Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society

Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society Edited by Charles E. Beveridge Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) is most often remembered as America’s preeminent landscape architect—a profession he named, helped to define, and elevated into an art form in beloved parks and public spaces, among them New York’s Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, the […]

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