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Pioneering Prairie Spirit in Landscape Design
It's the 50th anniversary of the Arboretum's Schulenberg Prairie, one of the first restored tall-grass prairies in the nation! Learn more about this important native landscape type at this new symposium.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, landscape design in the Chicago region went through a major transformation. For the first time, people began to value native plants and natural landscapes. Who were the pioneering people behind this movement?
Jensen. Simonds. Olmstead.
Learn about them through the lens of three prominent landscape historians: Christopher Vernon, Bob Grese, and Robin Karson.
Explore research presented in their new books, Graceland Cemetery: A Design History and The Native Landscape,
Plus, view and discuss the short film by Daniel Morrison, Designing in the Prairie Spirit.
This event is partially underwritten by the Library of American Landscape History and forms a part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Founding of Graceland Cemetery.
Both books will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation.
More About Morton Arboretum
Visit Lisle's Morton Arboretum today and experience 1,700 acres of nature from exotic plants, magnificent trees and secret streams and lakes. This outdoor museum also hosts private events, has a visitor center with a knowledgable staff to answer questions, and restaurants and cafes with gorgeous views.
Other events here
- Tree House Tales at Morton Arboretum Daily, 7:00 am