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Stories with subject: Botanical gardens
  • Centennial Tree Program gives Birmingham's forests a boost 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 10:01 am

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Even in some of the more developed parts of Birmingham, there are dozens if not hundreds of trees that have been around longer than the city itself.

  • New statue celebrates park designer Frederick Law Olmsted story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-16 4:17 pm

    If you've visited parks in New York, Boston or many other places around the U.S., you've probably experienced the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed hundreds of parks, gardens and other public spaces, including Manhattan's Central Park, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington and California's Stanford University campus. He's considered the father of landscape architecture in America, and The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville is honoring Olmsted's work by dedicating a statue of him on April 22.

  • Second phase of $36M Riverbanks Zoo expansion now open 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 6:23 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The second phase of a $36 million expansion at Columbia's popular Riverbanks Zoo is now open.