Pioneering garden designer Beatrix Farrand was America's first female landscape architec, and a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899 (along with 11 gentlemen). As Edith Wharton's niece, Mrs. Farrand was well-connected to the movers and shakers of the first half of the 20th century. During this time she designed for such luminaries as the Rockefellers, the Wilson White House, The New York Botanical Garden, various captains of industry and many notable families of Westchester County, Connecticut, New York City, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Bar Harbor, Maine and Great Britain.
Beatrix Farrand, Rediscovered, is a first-person, in-costume presentation of the life, times and gardens of this famous garden designer, and is backed by a PowerPoint of her gardens. The program spans her lifetime, from 1872 to 1959 and draws on both archival material and knowledge of such existing Farrand gardens as Bellefield n Hyde Park, NY, Hill-Stead in Farmington, CT and Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.