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The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand A Documentary Film by Karyl Evans

Gardening / Horticulture - Film/Video

Sunday, February 26, 2017
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
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Presenter: Karyl Evans

Six-time Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Karyl Evans, has combined her two greatest professional interests - landscape architecture and filmmaking to create The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand. Long time Garden Club of New Haven member Karyl Evans, who earned her undergraduate degree in horticulture with an emphasis in landscape architecture and a masters degree in filmmaking, has produced a documentary about the historically significant gardens of Beatrix Farrand. For the past three years, Evans has focused her attention on researching Farrands life and work as many Farrand gardens were being rediscovered, visiting over 40 Farrand gardens and related sites from Maine to California and Washington D.C. to photograph and videotape the gardens and to talk with curators, scholars, and volunteers who were connected to the Farrand sites. In addition, Karyl conducted research at the Beatrix Farrand Archives at UC Berkeley where she discovered never-before-published materials now included in her film. The resulting 35 minute documentary, is a breathtaking film about Beatrix Farrands life and gardens chronicling her impressive 50 year career as a landscape architect during the first half of the 20th century. Some of the gardens Evans photographed and chronicled for the film include: the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., the East Garden at the White House, the Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, her campus work at Yale and Princeton Universities, as well as three significant gardens in Connecticut. The film about Beatrix Farrand, who was the niece of Edith Wharton, also includes over 500 garden photographs, rare archival images, and interviews with Farrand scholars Diana Balmori, landscape historian Judith Tankard, as well as landscape architect Shavaun Towers. The documentary is a splendid overview of Farrands stunning gardens, her pioneering innovations on college campuses, and her ingenious design philosophy which has stood the test of time.

Cost: Free with Admission

Woo Pass: 1 Point

Suggested Audiences:Adult

Website: https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form---the-life-and-gardens-of-beatrix-farrand-a-documentary-film-by-karyl-evans
Phone: 508-869-6111x124

Last Modified: February 16, 2017 at 1:32 PM

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