The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide, written by Patricia Dalton Haragan, is the first authoritative manual on the 380 species of trees, herbaceous plants, shrubs and vines populating the nearly 1,900 acres that compromise Cherokee, Seneca, Iroquois, Shawnee and Chickasaw Parks is newly available in paperback. Here is an insider look at some of the plants that are discussed in the manual.
If you live in the Louisville, Kentucky area, or have a particular interest in learning more about the wonderful plants from the book, the author, Patricia Haragan, will be leading several enlightening walks at the Louisville Nature Center and Cherokee Park in the coming months.
Here are the dates, times, locations and price of the opportunities:
March 12 1:00-3:00pm Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 40213
March 15 1:00-3:00pm Cherokee Park, Hogan Fountain
April 9 1:00-3:00pm Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 40213
April 19 1:00-3:00pm Cherokee Park, Maple Road and Scenic Loop
May 21 1:00-3:00pm Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 40213
May 24 1:00-3:00pm Cherokee Park, Ledge Road parking lot off Lexington Road
June 4 1:00-3:00pm Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 40213
June 7 1:00-3:00pm Cherokee Park, Hogan Fountain
Registration Fee: $15; Members of Olmsted Parks Conservatory or Nature Center stroll fee is $10. Register at http://www.olmstedparks.org/events or call 502-456-8125
In way of a short P.S., there is another great opportunity coming up with a Patricia Haragan free Lecture and Book Signing. The author of the newly released book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville-A Botanical Field Guide, will discuss her discovery and study of wildflowers in five of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks. She is a former botanist for Olmsted Park Conservatory and a former curator of the University of Kentucky, College of agriculture Herbarium. Books will be available for purchase and Patricia available for book signing after the event. The guide is 472 pages with over 300 color photos.
Here are the details:
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:15pm
Location: Whitehall House & Gardens 3110 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
Free event but registration is required at http://www.olmstedparks.org/events or call 502-456-8125
*Members of Olmsted Parks Conservancy are invited to a private book signing at 5:30pm and also receive a 10% discount off the field guide.