Fri, Jun 5, 2020
1:00 PM- 4:30 PM
Prospect Park and Green-Wood are two iconic 19th-century public landscape gems in the heart of Brooklyn, providing a combined 1,000 acres of open space for contemplation, reflection, and recreation. Prospect Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, is famous for its iconic structures and its dramatic landscape features and was created as part of the movement to preserve open space during rapid urban expansion in the mid- 1800s.
Green-Wood, which predates all public parks, arboretums, and botanic gardens in this country as a publicly accessible green space, is also a marvel of parkland design. Green-Wood houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of 19th-century outdoor statuary and mausoleums and is one of only two Level III accredited arboretums in New York State. Join Jabari Taylor, assistant landscape architect for the Prospect Park Alliance, and Joseph Charap, director of horticulture at Green-Wood, for a wonderful afternoon touring these remarkable landscapes, discovering the history of their creation, and learning of the efforts currently underway to preserve their unique character and important features. Shuttle transportation between the two sites is included.
Brooklyn, NY (meeting place details to come)
For reference only:
Prospect Park, Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Date and time
Friday, June 5, 2020
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call the Garden Conservancy weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 845.424.6500.