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Iroquois Park for Frederick Law Olmsted represented “a treasure of sylvan scenery” providing “the grandeur of the forest depths in the dim seclusion of which you may wander musingly for hours.”

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New Botany Guide Available

February 13, 2014

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville–A Botanical Field Guide
by Louisville native Patricia Dalton Haragan
Photographs by Susan Wilson and Chris Bidwell

472 pages ∙ 6 x 9 ∙ 320 color photos, map

The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs, and vines populating the nearly 1,900 acres that comprise Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, Shawnee, and Chickasaw Parks. Designed for easy reference, this handy field guide includes detailed photos and maps as well as ecological and historical information about each park. Author Patricia Dalton Haragan also includes sections detailing the many species of invasive plants in the parks and discusses the native flora that they displaced.

This guide provides readers with a key to Olmsted’s vision, revealing how various plant species were arranged to emphasize the beauty and grandeur of nature. It will serve as an essential resource for students, nature enthusiasts, and the more than ten thousand visitors who use the parks.

Order the book now from our STORE 
MEMBERS of Olmsted Parks Conservancy use member code BOOK14 for 10% off.

Take a walk with Pat and learn first hand about the flowers in our Olmsted Parks as well as around the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Go to our Events Page for dates!

Patricia Dalton Haragan is the author of Weeds of Kentucky and Adjacent States: A Field Guide and Wildflowers of the Northeast in the Audubon Fairchild Garden. She is a former botanist for Olmsted Parks Conservancy and a former curator of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Herbarium. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.