Archive | Public Gardens and Parks

Discovering Garden Gems

by Maureen Sundberg Public and private gardens are a source of beauty and inspiration any time of year, but especially in the full bloom of summer. That’s also the time many of us travel to unfamiliar locales for graduation parties, weddings, and family reunions. During your travels, consider scheduling an excursion to a local garden. […]

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Community Design: How a New Pocket Park Came to the Near Northside

by Katherine Sargent Cairoli, MA, LEED An earlier version of this article originally appeared on OffCite, a blog published by the Rice Design Alliance, a community engagement organization based at Rice University. Not all vacant lots are the same. Some are nestled between residential lots and looked after by neighbors; some are littered and adjacent […]

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Organic Turf Maintenance on a Large Scale at the Rose Kennedy Greenway

by Anthony Ruggiero Anthony is a panelist at ELA’s Large-Scale Landscapes Symposium at Wellesley College on January 18th, 2014. The Greenway is a mile-and-a-half-long public park that stretches from Chinatown to the North End in downtown Boston. It is a linear series of small parks that sit above the I-93 tunnel totaling approximately 15 acres, […]

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