Documentary: Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes

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November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Lamb Room

A new documentary produced by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association and directed by Stephen Ives, Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes, follows award-winning public garden designer Lynden B. Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect—Beatrix Farrand.

Coffee will be served beforehand beginning at 9:30 am.

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Beatrix Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens in the United States and helped create a distinctive American voice in landscape architecture. Although she created gardens for the rich and powerful, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., J.P. Morgan, and President Woodrow Wilson, she also was an early advocate for the value of public gardens and believed strongly in the power of the natural world to make people’s lives better. Through the documentary, Miller journeys to iconic Farrand gardens, engaging designers, scholars and horticulturists in a spirited dialogue about the meaning and importance of this ground-breaking early 20th-century woman. Lynden Miller’s experience as New York City’s most prominent public garden designer is woven into a wide-ranging biography of Farrand’s life and times.  

Run Time: 62 minutes

 

In partnership with New Canaan Beautification League. The New Canaan Beautification League is a non-profit community service and educational organization in New Canaan, CT. Founded in 1939 for the purpose of the beautification of the community and to provide members with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of gardening, conservation and horticulture.

Image Credit: Bellefield Estate garden, Hyde Park, NY – Photo by Richard Cheek

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Date:
November 6
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003