Honoring Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 26, 2019

Honoring Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy

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April 26 is the birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. In 1877, he partnered with Arboretum Founding Director Charles Sprague Sargent to design the Arnold Arboretum, two decades after his landmark design for New York’s Central Park and one year before he began work on Boston’s Emerald Necklace. The Arboretum’s […]

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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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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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Hunnewell Building landscape gets springtime renovation

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 30, 2016

Hunnewell Building landscape gets springtime renovation

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When visitors enter the Arnold Arboretum’s Arborway Gate, they are greeted by the historic Hunnewell Building. Since its construction in 1892, the Hunnewell Building and its landscape have undergone several renovations. The most recent major refurbishment, which overhauled the building’s structure to improve accessibility, took place in 1993. Twenty-three years later, the Hunnewell Building entranceway […]

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