Wed, Nov 11|
Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), Landscape Gardener – Diana Strange
Program Coordinator: Blue Magruder
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2020, 2:00 PM
About the Event
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Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), Landscape Gardener and the only female founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects, was mentored by Charles Sprague Sargent (Boston Arboretum) and inspired by her aunt Edith Wharton, as well as by Gertrude Jekyll. Farrand designed over 100 residential gardens in the US, including those at Dumbarton Oaks in DC and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, ME. Other commissions include campuses at Yale and Princeton Universities and work in collaboration with John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to build the carriage road system in Acadia National Park. Diana will illustrate this talk about the life and work of Farrand with photos of some of the gardens and public spaces she designed, many on Mount Desert Island, Maine.