American Landscape Architect, Frederick Law Olmsted

Painting of Frederick Law Olmsted by John Singer Sargents.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum features original designs from Frederick Law Olmsted, a visionary founder of American landscape architecture. Horticultural development of the estate begun in 1886 under the design guidance of Olmsted and was nurtured by the Cuttings. Oak Park, the Westbrook Wall Garden, the Woodland Garden, and the Royce Rhododendron Garden feature are influenced by Frederick Law Olmsted’s informal landscape design. 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.

To learn more about Olmsted’s legacy and explore other parks and landscapes, visit the Olmsted Network’s website.