The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Oct 13: Shaping the American Landscape: Spotlight on the Tennessee Valley

Frances Lumbard

Ms. Lumbard is a native of Nashville who returned after 35 years in Washington, DC.  While in Washington served as director of the Certificate Program in Landscape Design at George Washington University, where she developed a curriculum in historic landscape preservation under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Later, as Director of Program Development for the National Institute of Historic Preservation, she created a series of short courses for professionals in the field of historic preservation. Ms. Lumbard now lives in a part of the four-acre garden her grandmother developed in the 1920's.  She is active in the design and maintenance of two public gardens maintained by the Herb Society of Nashville and maintains a small design and consultation practice.  She became interested in the career of Bryant  Fleming when she returned to Nashville and has explored his work  extensively in his native New York and in Louisville as well as in  Nashville.


Entrance and garden wall at Watersmeet, one of eleven Bryant Fleming designs in Nashville.