Local Historian Captures Parks and Gardens in Vivid Imagery

Source: Cameron Northouse, Arcadia Publishing

Baltimore's Historic Parks and Gardens

by Eden Unger Bowditch on behalf of the Cylburn Arboretum Association
Images of America Series
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 0-7385-1693-7
128 pages/softcover
Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004

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.

Eden Unger Bowditch will greet the public and sign her new book on Sat., October 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Clayton Books, 317 N. Charles St., Baltimore.

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This story was published on October 7, 2004.