Frederick Law Olmsted
Olmsted 200 is a national campaign honoring the visionary founder of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. April 26, 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of his birth and celebration events will occur throughout 2022. The campaign will educate wide and diverse audiences about the enduring influence of Olmsted’s democratic values and designs. It will explore his commitment to public parks, comprehensive system-wide planning, and the mental and physical health benefits of access to nature. Through education and advocacy at the local and national level, the campaign seeks to ensure that Olmsted’s legacy lives on for the next 200 years, by renewing public and policy commitment to our natural and historical heritage.
Olmsted’s thoughtful design and planning of parks and public space have powerful social, environmental, economic and health impacts on the lives of people and communities. Bayard Cutting Arboretum features original designs from Fredrick Law Olmsted. In 2022, we will be honoring Olmsted with a variety of events showcasing his contributions to our landscape.