Beatrix Farrandʼs American Landscapes featuring Lynden B. Miller

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Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group

Beatrix Farrandʼs American Landscapes featuring Lynden B. Miller

A Documentary film —­ 62 minutes

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.

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. and J.P. Morgan 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. 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 B. MILLER is a public garden designer, parks advocate, teacher, author and painter based out of New York City. In 1982, she led the restoration of The Conservatory Garden located in Central Park Manhattan and since that time, she has completed over 30 public gardening projects in the 5 boroughs of New York City. In 2009 she published a book: Parks, Plants and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape which has become popular nationwide for cities that are realizing the value of well preserved public parks and gardens. The Wall Street Journal has said of Lynden Miller that she “has the kind of full-blooming forcefulness that could get a century plant to reconsider its position and flower annually.

Doors open for refreshments at 6:00 pm
Meeting begins promptly at 6:30 pm

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