Chronicle programs on Olmsted projects

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As you may know, our beautiful garden in the center of Arlington was designed by the Olmsted Brother's firm in 1938.These two Chronicle programs give a brief portrait of their father, Frederick Law Olmsted's work in the Boston area and showcase some of the features of Olmsted's design principals which he shared with his sons.  Do you see any of these principals reflected in the design of our garden?O-
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Robbins Town Gardens Restoration Project gets a Garden Historian

Articles By Ingrid Gallagher, Board Member Friends of Robbins Town Gardens / arlington@wickedlocal.comPosted May 10, 2018 at 3:00 AM   Wicked Local Arlington Mona Mckindley is a garden historian working with the Friends of the Robbins Town Gardens to restore the plantings in Arlington’s historic landmark gardens. Following the specifications laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. in his firm’s 1939 redesign of the iconic gardens, Mckindley is committed to a plant restoration the Olmsteds would approve. “The design is an artwork that is being recreated, so we respect the artists and try to reproduce it faithfully. We do not augment or elaborate; we restore what was there,” said Mckindley. “The design of the spaces between Town Hall and Robbins Library is an example of the work of America’s favorite design firm of the era. The design…
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