Calvert Vaux

Creator of Central Park November 19, 1895    Today is the anniversary of the death of the Landscape Architect Calvert Vaux (“Vox”), who died on this day in 1895. Calvert was born in England, but he came to the United States at the age of 24 to work on landscape projects with Andrew Jackson Downing.…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the English poet who often wrote of the Natural World and the garden. We’ll also learn about the man who coined the term “Landscape Architect.” We’ll read a letter written by a garden writer about the last flowers in her fall garden. We’ll learn about the Canadian botanist and writer who had…

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Calvert Vaux

Democratic Ideas to Trees and Dirt Today is the anniversary of the death of the Landscape Architect Calvert Vaux (“Vox”), who died on this day in 1895. Vaux was born in England, but he came to the United States at the age of 24 to work on landscape projects with Andrew Jackson Downing. Together, they…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate the co-founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a man who maximized his small space garden about 130 years before the rest of us. We’ll learn about the man who came to America to work with Andrew Jackson Downing, and then they both ended up dying by drowning 43 years…

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