The Burr Gardens Advisory Committee will be holding a screening of "The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand" followed by a Q&A with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Karyl Evans on April 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the historic Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road. Beatrix Farrand is one of the most influential and innovative landscape designers of the 20th century.
Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds go directly to protect, maintain and improve the four-acre property of the historic Burr Homestead. Click here to purchase tickets and here to view the flyer. For more information contact the Committee.
The Life and Gardens of BEATRIX FARRAND
This is the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of the most successful female landscape designer in 20th century America, and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. This compelling film chronicles the life of Beatrix Farrand, niece of Edith Wharton, who grew up in the privileged world of the East Coast elite and fought through the challenges of working in a male-dominated profession. The film takes viewers on an inspiring journey across the country and explores her personal story and many of her most spectacular gardens. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Morgan Library, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at NYBG, campus designs at Princeton and Yale, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, and many more. Six-time Emmy Award winner Karyl Evans will respond to audience questions following the film.