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.
Screenings at 1 pm & 7 pm
Each screening will be paired with a Producer Talk with Producer & Executive Director of the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, Karen Smythe and Consulting Producer & Beatrix Farrand Garden Association Horticulturalist, Karen Waltuch.
1 pm Screening
2 pm Producer Talk
6:30 pm Producer Talk
7 pm Screening
Museum Members | $10
Non-Members | $15
This event will sell out, so secure your seats today!
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.
Lyndon Miller is New York City’s most prominent public garden designer. 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. Miller’s experience as a public garden designer is woven into a wide-ranging biography of Farrand’s life and times.