Frederick Law Olmsted was known as the father of American Landscape Architecture. He completed over 500 landscape architecture projects during his lifetime, starting with Central Park in New York City and finishing with the design for Biltmore Estate, here in Asheville, NC.
He is honored in Landscape Architecture circles and his design philosophy — that landscape architecture should include design elements that promote aesthetics, economics, environment and social needs — are at the heart of the North Carolina Arboretum, where Amy & I spent a lovely day.
His influence is so great, that the Arboretum commissioned a statue of him:
Also at the Arboretum this weekend — and for the rest of September and into October — is an exhibit of flower- and nature-based Lego sculptures, magnificent in both scale and execution. I was so taken by their complexity and beauty, that I felt I had to share them with you, with some photos of some of the flowers they emulate.
I hope you enjoy them.