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GNPS Monthly Meeting

March 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Olmsted’s Deepdene Park: A Forest Preserved in the 19th Century finds its way for the 21st : Half of the total 45 acres of the Olmsted Linear Park in Druid Hills lies in the forest of Deepdene. In this talk, the history of this park will be touched on with more time spent examining the efforts of the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance to rehabilitate this woodland with its triple threat of invasive exotics, storm drainage erosion and overhead power lines.

Spencer Tunnell of Atlanta, is a landscape architect. In addition to residential and estate landscapes, Spencer and his firm completed the restoration of the Boxwood Garden at Swan House. In 1998, Spencer’s late wife Lisa Martin joined the firm and they developed a new Master Plan and three phases of implementation for the Atlanta Botanical Garden from 1998-2002. Since 1998, Spencer has worked on the implementation of the Olmsted Linear Park in Druid Hills. In March 2012, the project was awarded the Marguerite Williams Award, the top honor awarded by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as a separate award for Excellence in Rehabilitation. Current work includes the restoration of the Philip Shutze Goodrum House” landscape, noticeable at the corner of West Paces Ferry and Habersham.


March 10, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden, Day Hall
1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
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(404) 876-5859

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