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  • Touring the Biltmore, on horseback and foot

    Touring the Biltmore, on horseback and foot
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. - From the back, the Biltmore House appears sleeker and taller than it does from the front. Built into a hillside, the back side is six stories tall, rising majestically from its stone facing to its French Gothic spires, while the front is...
  • John D. Olmsted dies at 73; naturalist preserved open space in Northern California

    John D. Olmsted dies at 73; naturalist preserved open space in Northern California
    John D. Olmsted, a naturalist who led efforts to preserve Northern California nature areas, open space and trails, died of liver cancer March 8 at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 73. Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Olmsted spent more than...
  • Blooming season around the corner at Bok Tower Gardens

     
    It's almost peak blooming season at Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. When is the absolute best time to see more than 150 varieties of camellias and hundreds of azaleas along with nun’s orchids, irises and other flowering plants? It's hard to pin...
  • Reading L.A.: The Olmsted Brothers plan and what might have been

     
    The latest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series is on "Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region"...
  • Biltmore Estate debuts Tiffany landscapes and art

    Biltmore Estate debuts Tiffany landscapes and art
    Biltmore in nearby Asheville, N.C., will be the site of the July 1 opening of Tiffany at Biltmore, an exhibition of 45 stained glass lamps created by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) and The Tiffany Studios. The exhibition will fill The Biltmore Legacy...
  • In old Florida, Weeki Wachee and other early tourist attractions still kicking

    In old Florida, Weeki Wachee and other early tourist attractions still kicking
    Lisa is cursing at the Tom Tom on the dashboard. I am cursing at my dysfunctional laptop and/or cellphone. It is raining and cold. Our windows are fogged. Probably with the steam from our ears. This is what happens when 21st-century reporters go off in...
  • Enhancing The Landscape

    Enhancing The Landscape
    A tiny art park in New London, a sustainable garden landscape amid wetlands, a breathtaking oceanfront house and a healing garden for cancer patients are among the award winners in this year's Connecticut Design Awards competition sponsored by the state's...
  • If Connecticut is to Improve Life for All Residents, We Need a Resurgent New Britain

    If Connecticut is to Improve Life for All Residents, We Need a Resurgent New Britain
    As New Britain goes, so goes Connecticut. This could probably be said about a number of one-time industrial hubs that fell on hard times, like Meriden (silver), Waterbury (brass) or Danbury (hats). But New Britain, it seems to me, is a unique case....
  • August 17: Author - Justin Martin, Genius of Place

    August 17: Author - Justin Martin, Genius of Place
    Justin Martin To purchase a copy of the book: Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted Most people have heard of Central Park and Prospect Park in New York, Stanford University in California, the Back Bay Fens and Franklin Park in Boston,...
  • Exploring Hartford's Famous Burial Grounds

    Exploring Hartford's Famous Burial Grounds
    Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
  • Best Park

    Best Park
    1) Elizabeth Park Hartford has acres of history. We got your Mark Twain, your Harriet Beecher Stowe, your Wallace Stevens, your Samuel Colt, your Thomas Hooker. Major-league cultural shapers all. A somewhat lesser-known light is Frederick Law Olmsted,...
  • Olmsted's Riverside

    On this date, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted headed west from Chicago, where he had arrived by train from New York, to a spot about 10 miles from the city. His mission was to inspect 1,600 acres that a group of Eastern businessmen had...