The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand - a new film


Beatrix Farrand, 'Landscape Gardener' and designer, left her mark on many landscapes around the country. Her most celebrated garden is the wonderful Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown in Washington, DC. She worked with the Bliss Family to create a world class estate garden there - and you can visit it.

Split staircase at Dumbarton Oaks


Finally a documentary has been made to tell her life story from Maine to California. Karyl Evans, the filmmaker, used interviews and footage of over 50 remaining gardens that Beatrix Farrand designed.


A six-time award-winning documentarian, Karyl tells how Beatrix was employed by her Aunt Edith Wharton and mentored by Dr. Charles Sprague Sargent. She became one of the Founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. 

Beatrix Farrand is an important part of landscape architecture to this day. All designers should know about her and her work!


This film can be purchased by clicking: http://www.beatrixfarranddocumentary.com
You can see this film at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. On November 1, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:30.
Tickets are $20.00 for non-members of the National Building Museum, $12.00 for Members and pre-registration is required.
Walk-ins will be allowed if there is room.
To purchase tickets click here:

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