Baltimore City has a long history of embracing local flora and greenery. Through the centuries, the city has been at the forefront of park design, playgrounds, and green spaces, counting the Olmsted brothers among their visionary landscape architects. The city has been internationally recognized for its development and protection of its green spaces. Baltimore's Historic Parks and Gardens explores the history of those spaces, including the vast and ancient Druid Hill Park and the gorgeous acreage of Cylburn Arboretum, and Mt. Vernon's beautiful floral presentation.
In addition to historic facts and photographs, this book contains information for many of Baltimore's environment-supporting organizations. Author Eden Unger Bowditch, a Baltimorean and author of Growing Up in Baltimore: A Photographic History, has collected over 150 historic photographs, as well as modern shots, of some of Baltimore's most interesting and beautiful locations. Included are original drawings and maps by Baltimore illustrator Peggy Fussell.
The author's proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Cylburn Arboretum Association.
This story was published on October 7, 2004.