Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Beatrix Farrand Films


A Double Feature

The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand


Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscape

Saturday, June 6, 2020  

Free with Museum Admission

Two films about the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape artist, Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959).

 10:45 am: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand ~ Directed by Karyl Evans.

This documentary takes viewers on an inspiring journey across the country exploring her extraordinary personal story as she fought through the male dominated profession to designing over 200 landscape commissions during her 50-year career. Director Karyl Evans highlights many of Farrand’s most spectacular gardens, including Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; Garland Farm in Bar Harbor, Maine; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Bar Harbor, Maine; and her California gardens.

Running time: 40 minutes.

Following the first film, Janice Dill, caretaker of the Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden at Green Briar Nature Center in Sandwich will be available for an informal discussion. And, the annual CCMNH Plant Sale & Native Plant Marketplace is from 9am-12pm as well.

12:30 pm: Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscape ~ Directed by Stephen Ives

A new documentary by Insignia Films follows award-winning designer Lyndon B. Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand. Although Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens in the United States and created gardens for the rich and powerful, she was also an early advocate for the value of public gardens and believed strongly in the power of the natural world to improve people’s lives. Running time: 60 minutes.

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133