Category: Personal Reflections
The Dance And Awe-Inspiring Ornamental Elements Of Nature…
Visiting the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, one author finds a greater meaning for our lives and deeper purpose for our lands.
Bringing Olmsted Maps Alive with Color
In an effort to make Olmsted plans more readable and accessible to the general public, Landscape Architect Elena Saporta used Adobe Photoshop to restore and colorize plans for Boston's Emerald Necklace, Chicago's Jackson Park, Rochester's Seneca Park and Atlanta's Druid Hills.
My Greenway Corridor
From growing up in a designed landscape to studying landscape architecture and watching the environmental movement grow, Thomas M. Paine's life journey has been heavily influenced by Olmsted and his principles.
Memories of Washington Park
Kathy Smith recalls growing up near Washington Park in Milwaukee, WI, and her trip back to revisit this special place.
Retracing Olmsted’s Footsteps
Olmsted Network President & CEO Dede Petri recounts the trip of a lifetime, retracing Frederick Law Olmsted's footsteps in England with John Phibbs, Gilly Kitching and 12 intrepid Olmsted pilgrims. Olmsted’s first book and delightful travelogue, Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England, provides the backdrop for these observations.
Walking in the Footsteps of Giants
Olmsted relative and landscape architect Susan Olmsted recounts the magic of walking in her ancestor’s footsteps as she helps restore California’s Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias for future generations.
Growing Up in Forest Hills Gardens
Landscape historian and the author Judith B Tankard remembers her formative years in Forest Hills Gardens.
Charles E. Beveridge
Editing the Olmsted Papers Project
In this republished article, Charles Beveridge focuses on efforts by the editors of the Olmsted Papers to assist in the revival and preservation of Olmsted's legacy.
Fred and Me: Love is strange
Author Sara Benincasa writes about her love for Frederick Law Olmsted.
Olmsted & Friends Interviews
Olmsted and Friends: Meet Betsy Shure Gross
Meet Betsy Shure Gross, a member of our Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee!
Beauty in Riverside, IL
Benjamin Sells served as Riverside's village president for nearly a decade. During his tenure, he was guided by Olmsted's interest in the beauty and soul of a place.
My Walks with Olmsted
University at Buffalo professor Adam Rome reflects on his walks through Olmsted's Delaware Park and his audio course— The Enduring Genius of Frederick Law Olmsted— on Audible.
A Humanities Class in Boston Explores Olmsted and His Legacy
Wentworth Institute of Technology recently marked Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday by launching a multidisciplinary humanities elective exploring his achievements, motivations, and legacy.
Discovering Olmsted Jr.
David R. Holden recounts his experiences learning about Olmsted Jr.'s influence in Baltimore and launching the Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks and Landscapes.
The “Frederick Law Olmsted on Staten Island Discovery Map”
The Friends of Olmsted-Beil House (FOBH) debuts a map project illustrating many of Olmsted's Staten Island locations.