The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Time: 10:00AM - 1:45PM


Location: Blaksley Library

Spaces available.  Please register at the door

The Garden is pleased to announce it will be offering two showings of The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand from Emmy award-winning director, Karyl Evans. This documentary explores the life of Beatrix Farrand, the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Catch a glimpse of her inspiring work from across the country including locations such as Dumbarton Oaks, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, Garland Farm, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden and, of course, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden!

The 10am screening will be followed by an optional tour of the Garden, highlighting features by Beatrix Farrand. 

The 1pm screening will be followed by a panel discussion with award-winning and American Society of Landscape Architects fellow Isabelle Greene; historian, California Garden and Landscape History Society board member, and archivist at the Huntington Library, Ann Scheid; Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Director of Horticulture extraordinaire, Betsy Collins; president of the California Garden & Landscape History Society, Christine Edstrom O’Hara; and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, Karyl Evans. 

Click here for more information on the documentary.

About the Film Maker

Karyl Evans is a six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. Ms. Evans, owner of Karyl Evans Productions LLC in North Haven, Connecticut has produced more than 50 historical documentary projects over her 30 year career. Karyl is on the National Speakers List for the Garden Club of America and is a Fellow at Yale University.