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We joined forces with the American Society of Landscape Architects (Connecticut Chapter) to present a screening of the documentary The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand, by six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Karyl Evans.
After the screening, the Trust’s Deputy Director Chris Wigren moderated a panel, which included Evans – as well as professional gardeners and landscape architects who recently worked on Farrand’s remaining Connecticut projects.
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Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was a landscape designer who overcame the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession and designed over 200 landscape commissions during her remarkable 50-year career. She was the only female co-founder of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and she designed such stunning gardens as Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C.
Farrand’s Connecticut projects include the gardens at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, the State’s Harkness Memorial State Park, and various landscapes at Yale University.