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A Chance To Travel Like Olmsted

Birkenhead Park image is by Ron Thomas.

Olmsted 200 is excited to announce a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to retrace Frederick Law Olmsted’s footsteps through England! The Parks That Made the Man Who Made Central Park:  A Tour of England in the Footsteps of Frederick Law Olmsted, May 14 to 21,  2023, is a guided journey through great private estates and parks that influenced FLO.

Olmsted famously drew inspiration from his explorations in England, and this unique travel opportunity will allow fans to retrace his footsteps through places like Knowsley Hall, Hagley Hall, Birkenhead Park, and Birmingham Arboretum.

Led by landscape architect and historian John Phibbs MBE, each stop on the tour will include exclusive access and meetings with local experts. These experiences— along with the special reading materials provided— are designed to foster lively group discussions about public and private space and influences on Olmsted’s park design.


 The map is courtesy of Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England published by the Library of American Landscape History

Interested? Find more information here, including details concerning cost, hotel arrangements, and registration instructions.

Plus, the National Association for Olmsted Parks will be hosting an informative webinar on the topic. Join NAOP and trip guide John Phibbs on October 2 for a brisk virtual tour of these amazing sites and more information on the 2023 event. Register for the webinar on Zoom here.

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