Professional Practice

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

Date: 4/24/2018 - 4/24/2018

Type: Events

LA CES approved?: Yes

Location(s): Connecticut

Description: The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects present a screening of "The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand," a new documentary about a pioneering female landscape architect in early 20th-century America. Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) grew up in the privileged world of the East Coast elite and fought through the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession to design over 200 landscape commissions during her remarkable 50-year career. The documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Karyl Evans explores Farrand’s personal story and many of her most spectacular gardens, including Eolia at Harkness, Hill-Stead, Promisek, and Yale University in Connecticut. After the screening, a panel of landscape architects and managers of Farrand-designed facilities will discuss the challenges and issues associated with preserving historic gardens and landscapes.


Julia Lent

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Maxine Artis
Linette Straus                                                                  

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Library and Research Services                          
Ian Bucacink

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Terence Poltrack

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Ali Hay