Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes
Documentary film by Insignia Films
Screening at 11 am on Monday, July 20
Followed by Q&A with Lynden Miller, narrator, and Anne Symmes, film producer and Educator for the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association in Hyde Park, NY
Please stay to meet Lynden and Anne afterwards in the Guild Hall garden.
Join award winning public garden designer Lynden Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of one of America’s iconic and most celebrated landscape architects, Beatrix Farrand. Born in 1872, Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens in the United States and helped create a distinctive American voice in landscape architecture.
Farrand also was an early advocate for the value of public gardens and believed strongly in the power of the natural world to make people’s lives better. Through the documentary, Miller journeys to iconic Farrand gardens, engaging designers, scholars and horticulturists in a spirited dialogue about the meaning and importance of this ground-breaking early 20th-century woman. Lynden Miller’s experience as New York City’s most prominent public garden designer is woven into a wide-ranging biography of Farrand’s life and times. Run Time: 62 minutes
Sponsored by the Garden Club of East Hampton, the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons, the Madoo Conservancy, and LongHouse Reserve. To reserve tickets, please contact the Guild Hall box office by phone (631-324-4050) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.