The Annual NELDHA Fall Tea ::
The Olmsted Legacy and its influence on today's landscape design professionals
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Food, Tea and Reception: 4:30 pm, Lecture: 6 pm
Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Please RSVP to NELDHA@gmail.com
"The Olmsted Legacy and its influence on today's landscape design professionals" will feature special guest speaker Alan Banks, Supervisory Park Ranger at "Fairsted", Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. Alan Banks extensively researched the Olmsted firm’s involvement in over 1,200 projects throughout Massachusetts, ranging from expansive parks to intimate private gardens. Among Olmsted’s greatest achievements is the six-mile Emerald Necklace drainage project that became a nationally acclaimed landscape masterpiece. Olmsted’s humanitarian philosophy and theories for land use are still persuasive arguments for today’s landscape designers.
For more information about this event, please see the NELDHA Fall Tea website.