Saturday, January 16, 2010
Olmsted Historian and Author to Speak at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden’s Annual Meeting
Please join us on Thursday, January 21 for the annual Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation members meeting and program. The meeting will take place at 7 pm at the Shoreline Historical Museum, located at 749 N 175th St, Shoreline 98133.
Joan Hockaday, author of Greenscapes: Olmsted’s Pacific Northwest, will discuss the indelible influence the Olmsted landscape architecture firm had on municipal, residential, institutional, and landscape design in our region. Greenscapes was published in 2009 by WSU Press and includes all private, campus, and park work of the Olmsted firm in the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th century. Copies of the book will be sold and signed.
Joan is a historian specializing in American garden and plant history. Her first book was The Gardens of San Francisco (Timber Press, Portland, 1988). Joan has served on the Washington Park Arboretum editorial board for almost a decade and she is a Friends of the Olmsted Parks board member.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden at 206-546-1281