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Laurence Cotton: The Olmsted Legacy: Bringing Nature to the City and Creating Breathing Space for Democracy

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Join us to experience an illustrated presentation on The Olmsted Legacy by writer, public historian and filmmaker Laurence Cotton. Mr. Cotton originated and served as Consulting Producer to the NEH-funded, nationally broadcast PBS special “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America.” He will present an information rich and entertaining talk about Frederick Law Olmsted’s life, career and legacy and presents a mini-travelogue of select Olmsted landscapes across N. America—those designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., the two sons and the Olmsted Bros. landscape architecture firm. Learn about this extraordinary legacy of a Renaissance man and how his philosophy, his writings and his designs are still relevant today.

Event Date & Time

Saturday, March 12, 2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Free for members, $16 non-members
Registration required

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Please Note:

Ticket price includes general admission to the Gardens. Tickets are available for purchase at www.boktower.org, in person at the Visitor Center or by phone at 863-734-1222. All programs and classes promptly begin at stated time and visitors are encouraged to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins for check-in. Check-in begins 30 minutes prior to the class start time. Culinary events are demonstration based and late arrivals may not be accommodated. For classes held after 5 pm, the entrance gate will stay open for an additional 30 minutes after the start time. Once the gate closes, late arrivals will not be admitted. Due to the nature of culinary events held at the Outdoor Kitchen, Bok Tower Garden may attempt, but cannot guarantee, to accommodate food allergies. Dogs are not permitted at any educational program.


1151 Tower Boulevard

Lake Wales, Florida 33853




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Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and Visit Central Florida.
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