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Judith B. Tankard, author of Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes will discuss the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s. Born into a prominent New York family (she was the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the traditional social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Many of her clients were members of the highest echelon of society with estates in Newport, the Berkshires, and Maine, but Farrand ultimately became a consultant for university campuses, including Yale and Princeton, and for public gardens, including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Rose Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. Perhaps her best-known work is the extensive garden at Dumbarton Oaks, originally a private residence and now a research institute of Harvard University.Deeply influenced by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll, Farrand was known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders planted in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers. Her gardens have been photographed at their peak especially for this book, and these lush illustrations are complemented by beautiful watercolor wash renderings of her designs, now preserved at the library of the University of California at Berkeley.
Judith B. Tankard is a landscape historian and author of Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Ellen Shipman and the American Garden, and Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes.
This lecture will be presented on Zoom. The link to join the lecture will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.
This program is made possible by the generous support from:
Tim Barber Architects
Landry Design Group
American College of the Building Arts
Reside Custom Homes
Susan Masterman Architects
Boswell Construction, Inc.
Ric & Suzanne Kayne & Jenni Kayne & Richard Ehrlich
Shawn Nelson Builders