Massaro, Marilyn .
Botanical delights of Providence, Rhode Island.
Visit the historic Roger Williams Park, the 435-acre crown jewel in Providence’s public park system. Designed by Horace Cleveland in 1878, the Park, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is 5 miles south of downtown. Its rolling greensward of woods, meadows, gardens, lakes, and stone bridges epitomize the romantic landscapes of 19th century park design. We will visit the herbarium in the Museum of Natural History (1896) to see an antiquarian collection housed in state of the art storage. We will also tour the Park’s new Botanical Center, with its 12,000 square feet of exhibit space, the largest indoor public garden in New England. Return via a trip through historic, tree-lined Blackstone Boulevard, designed and planned by landscape architects Horace Cleveland and the Olmsted Brothers.
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1 - Roger Williams Park Herbarium, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI, 02907, USA
Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Date: Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM