Fredrick Law Olmsted

Most of you reading this know that yesterday, April 26, was Fredrick Law Olmsted’s birthday. But how much do you know about the life and history of this great man? Celebrated as the father of American landscape architecture, Olmsted was instrumental in shaping the layout of many cities across the country during the second half of the 19th century. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1822 and moved to New York when he was 18 to try his hand …

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2 comments on “Fredrick Law Olmsted

  1. Bob Cornett on said:

    One project you did not mention was his relationship with GW Vanderbilt and his design of the 125,000 acre grounds and gardens. We were at the Biltmore in March and the entire property can be breath taking. Biltmore makes it sound like Olmsted was on staff full time for many years.

  2. shelley.newman@hartleybotanic.com on said:

    Just to set the record straight… The Hospital mentioned above is actually in a section of Belmont referred to as Waverly. The actual address is Belmont, MA.

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