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Fred's Facts

Frederick Law Olmsted noted that Cherokee Park offers “refreshment…in the contemplation of superb umbrageous trees, standing singly and in open groups distributed naturally upon a graceful greensward.”

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April 13, 2011

“There should be great numbers of trees with a spread of branches and standing in relation to one another that could not be expected to be attained in less time than forty years.” — Frederick Law Olmsted

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April 13, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted noted that Cherokee Park offers “refreshment…in the contemplation of superb umbrageous trees, standing singly and in open groups distributed naturally upon a graceful greensward.”

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April 13, 2011

For Frederick Law Olmsted, scenery must contain either “considerable complexity of light and shadow near the eye, or obscurity of detail further away.”

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April 13, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted’s “picturesque” style is seen in step and broken terrain, planted thickly with ground covers, shrubs, vines and creepers to achieve an effect of profusion and mystery.

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April 13, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted’s “pastoral” landscapes exhibit a sense of extended space and gracefully modulated ground with smooth, close-cropped turf. This style he found to be a special antidote to the ill effects of urban life.

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April 13, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted believed parks would educate and civilize citizens, that they would provide physical and spiritual blessings to people from tenements and sweatships as well as those from expensive mansions. He believed all people would meet and mingle in parks, thus overcoming the barriers of class and wealth. He believed in the power of more >

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April 13, 2011

Economic surveys conducted by private and public sector agencies confirm that parks increase residential and commercial property values.

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April 13, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world’s first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.

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April 13, 2011

Frederick Law Olmsted incorporated what is referred to as the 7 S’s, these design concepts make it possible to spot an Olmsted landscape wherever you may find it: 1) scenery 2) style 3) suitability 4) subordination 5) separation 6) sanitation 7) service

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April 13, 2011

Researchers have recently discovered that children with ADD can concentrate on schoolwork and similar tasks better than usual after taking part in activities in green settings, such as walking through or playing in a park.