The Humanities Institute Presents:
Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes
Friday, March 15, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The World Premiere of a New Documentary Film
Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential and innovative garden designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Morgan Library, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at NYBG, campus designs at Princeton and Yale, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., and many more.
Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes, a new film from director Stephen Ives and horticulturist Anne Cleves Symmes, explores the innovative ideas of this distinctive American voice in landscape design. Host and narrator Lynden B. Miller, designer of many New York City public landscapes, is our guide to Farrand’s extraordinary legacy, and joins leading garden experts, historians, and scholars who take us through the groundbreaking designer’s many iconic works.
After the screening, Ives and Miller will be joined by Dumbarton Oaks Director of Garden and Landscape Studies John Beardsley in a conversation moderated by Peter Crane, President of the Oak Spring Garden Foundation.
Immediately following the morning program, please join us for a special viewing in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library (6th floor, Library Building) of Beatrix Farrand’s original correspondence and designs for NYBG’s Rose Garden.
Please enter the Garden through the Mosholu Entrance, 2950 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458, and check in at Ross Hall.
Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation