Olmsted Plan

Frederick Law Olmsted Campus Plan

F.L. Olmsted & Co. Landscape Architects, Brookline, MA
Plan of Smith College, Northampton, MA, February 1893
Courtesy of The Archives National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

The Olmsted plan included curving drives and walkways, open spaces with specimen trees, and vistas over Paradise Pond through wooded groves. Olmsted also provided planting lists of diverse trees, shrubs, herbs, and aquatic and marsh plants.