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The Emerald Necklace: Restoring the Vision and Preserving the Olmsted Legacy

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

The Emerald Necklace, one of our Commonwealth's most significant treasures, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It is a six-mile linear park system that winds its way from Boston's Back Bay to Franklin Park, offering 1,000 acres of green and open space, woodlands, wilderness and waterways, and unique structures along with a wealth and diversity of flora and fauna.

Each of the six parks of the Olmsted-designed Necklace the Back Bay Fens, Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Park, Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park has its own unique features and special landscape.

With Jeanine Knox, Dir. of External Affairs at the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, explore the history of the Emerald Necklace, the unique landscapes of each park as well as the vision and effort it took to create them.

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL and the Village Garden Club of Andover.

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