With the holidays coming up, Olmsted 200 is pleased to offer suggestions for unique holiday giving. From a commemorative ornament to a lapel pin, FLO-themed gifts are great choices for the holidays.

First up, don’t miss the Olmsted 200 shop! In the shop, you can find one-of-a-kind offerings, and all purchases benefit the National Association for Olmsted Parks, the managing partner of Olmsted 200. We suggest buying the grandkids an Olmsted t-shirt, the dog an Olmsted bandana, and friends books like A Green Place to Be: The Creation of Central Park. You can even find a wondrous Olmsted walking stick– much like the one we see in John Singer Sargent’s Olmsted portrait at Biltmore.  

Other offerings include: 

  • FLO and Olmsted 200 Fleece Jackets
  • FLO and Olmsted 200 T-Shirts
  • Olmsted 200 Blankets
  • FLO Hats
  • FLO Totebags

Additionally, the US Capitol Historical Society is offering an Olmsted 2022 calendar as well as a commemorative ornament.

There are also plenty of great books to consider for holiday giving. Beef up your Olmsted library with these titles:

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks, edited by Charles E. Beveridge 

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Communities and Private Estates

Designing the American Landscape, by Charles E. Beveridge (an updated second edition of this 1995 classic)  

Humphrey Repton (a comprehensive new look at the landscape architect that inspired Olmsted) 

Beauty, Efficiency and Economy: A Biography of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr by Elizabeth Hope Cushing

World’s End: A Panoramic Tour of a Frederick Law Olmsted Classic  

The Power of Scenery by Dennis Drabelle, which was recently reviewed by the Washington Post and Publisher’s Weekly