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Garden Discoveries: Frederick Law Olmstead’s Life & Design Principle
Retired professor from the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Buck Abbey brings an illuminating program to the Baton Rouge Botanic Garden Foundation’s free Garden Discoveries series this month, celebrating the life of Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903), who is considered to be the father of American Landscape Architecture—best known for his role in designing New York City’s Central Park. Abbey will share some of Olmstead’s best-known strategies, such as his use of plant materials, use of topography, soils, water, sun, shade, and circulation. Abbey will lead a short walk through the Botanical Garden, showing how Olmstead would have approached the space. 10 am. Free. ebrpl.com.
7711 Goodwood Boulevard