This new tradition, by the American Society of Landscape Architects, is part of the preparation for the national society meeting, held once a year. The first Landscape Architect’s Guide was created for the 2012 meeting, held in Washington DC. These guides are created initially for the visiting landscape architects, but they will continue to be available online and are written in language accessible to any tourist with an interest in public plazas or gardens. Because the 2013 meeting was held in our hometown, Boston, we volunteered to contribute. Our tour, concentrating on the Kenmore/Fenway neighborhood, was lead by senior associate, Bill Madden. Other contributors include Cody Storey, Abbey Pleiss, and Ian Downing. We covered Boston landmarks including Fenway Park, the Chirstian Science Center, and the  garden at Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, as well as lesser known urban oases- the Fenway Victory Gardens and the Robert McBride House.

[See our walking tour here.]