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      Film Screening of Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes in Farmington

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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   1:00 PM

      35 Mountain Road
      Farmington, Connecticut 06032

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      Film Screening of Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes

      Join us for the Connecticut premiere of Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes; a new documentary produced by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association and directed by Stephen Ives. The film follows award-winning public garden designer Lynden B. Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect—Beatrix Farrand. Website link: Each screening will be paired with a Producer Talk at both 2pm and 6:30pm with Producer & Executive Director of the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, Karen Smythe and Consulting Producer & Beatrix Farrand Garden Association Horticulturalist, Karen Waltuch. TICKETS: $10 Museum Members$15 Non-Members This event will sell out, so secure your seats today! Sponsored by Women's Health CT. *********** Beatrix Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens in the United States and helped create a distinctive American voice in landscape architecture. Although she created gardens for the rich and powerful, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., J.P. Morgan, and President Woodrow Wilson, she 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. She also designed the Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden. 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.

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