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Landscape Lectures

Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes

Thursday, May 14, 2020
7 - 9 pm
Calderwood Hall

This Landscape Lecture has been canceled. If you have any questions, contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

Join us for a screening of Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscape followed by a discussion with historian John Beardsley and Judith B. Tankard, moderated by Charles Waldheim.

Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was an American landscape gardener and founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Farrand (née Jones) grew up in New York City old-money society, summering in Bar Harbor, Maine where she began gardening. After a fortunate meeting with Mrs. Charles Sprague Sargent, she was invited to visit Holm Lea, the Sargents’ Brookline estate. Charles Sprague Sargent invited her to study to be a landscape gardener at the Arnold Arboretum under his direction. She began her professional life there. During a fifty-year career she created gardens for private estates, worked with Ralph Adams Cram on the Princeton University campus, and designed public gardens. Her work can be seen at the New York Botanical Garden; Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut; and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden. Seal Harbor, Maine.

Friends of Fenway Court Patrons are invited to receive complimentary tickets to the lecture.

How to Buy Tickets

Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $10, free for members and children 17 and under.

  • Online, by clicking the TICKETS button above*
  • By calling the box office at 617 278 5156, Wednesday-Monday, 10 am-4 pm*
  • In person: Visit the Museum and purchase at the door, Wednesday-Monday, 11 am-4:30 pm

*Handling charges apply to these orders

Landscape and Horticulture public programs are supported by the Barbara E. Millen and Markley H. Boyer Endowment Fund. These programs also are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.