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Boston's Gardens and Green Spaces
     

Boston's Gardens and Green Spaces

by Meg Muckenhoupt
 

Since the time of the Transcendentalists, Bostonians have worked hard to promote gardens, parks, green spaces, and ecological conservation. Now, Boston's diverse open spaces share a rich legacy and exciting future. Once again ingenious Bostonians are working hard to make their city and its environs green. Evoking the ecological spirituality of Emerson and Thoreau,

Overview

Since the time of the Transcendentalists, Bostonians have worked hard to promote gardens, parks, green spaces, and ecological conservation. Now, Boston's diverse open spaces share a rich legacy and exciting future. Once again ingenious Bostonians are working hard to make their city and its environs green. Evoking the ecological spirituality of Emerson and Thoreau, these neo-Transcendentalists are growing cutting-edge rooftop greenery, building harborside sculpture gardens, and tending verdant urban wilds.

More than an historic parks handbook, Boston's Gardens & Green Spaces shows how locals are using, creating, and enjoying their urban landscape today.

This beautifully designed guide provides readers with a new way to explore the contemporary and long-revered public spaces of the Boston area. Here are the suburban wildernesses and urban wilds, the Sapphire Necklace and newly created Big Dig parks, pocket parks hidden amid the city's streets, and living roofs dotting the skyline. With chapters on the Emerald Necklace, community gardens, venerable botanic gardens, and grand estates, as well as gardens devoted to art, healing, and children, Meg Muckenhoupt has given every resident and visitor to Greater Boston a reason to get outdoors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934598030
Publisher:
Union Park Press
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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