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Mount Auburn Cemetery Garden

Inspired by Pere Le Chaise Cemetery in Paris, Mount Auburn is a cemetery with the character of an early nineteenth century English landscape garden - with gardenesque planting to suit. Many famous Bostonians lie here, including the man (Charles Eliot) who established, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the first landscape architecture education program in the world. His son, Chaarles W Eliot, who worked for Frederick Law Olmsted and planned the Boston Metropolitan Parks System. Mount Auburn is thus a memorial to the origins of America's landscape architecture profession.
Photograph © Karl Gercens
Photograph © Karl Gercens
Photograph © Karl Gercens

Mount Auburn, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, MA 2138

Entrance free

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