Where: 6:30 pm at the Enfield Central Library,Middle Road, Enfield.
The Enfield Garden Club will host a presentation of a documentary film on the life of Beatrix Farrand, the American female landscape designer who lived from 1872 to 1959.
Among her over 200 landscape commissions, she was the designer of the Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, Yale University’s landscape, the Harkness Memorial Gardens, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., among many others, which are currently being restored.
The filmmaker, Karyl Evans, will be present to discuss the film and take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public.
Filmmaker Karyl Evans
Six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans has combined her two greatest professional loves – landscape architecture and filmmaking – to create The Life and Gardens of BEATRIX FARRAND.
For the past three years, Evans has focused her attention on researching Farrand’s life and work as many Farrand gardens were being rediscovered and restored, visiting over 50 Farrand garden-related sites from Maine to California and Washington, D.C. to photograph the gardens and to talk with curators, scholars, and gardeners.
Karyl also conducted research at the Beatrix Farrand Archives at the University of California, Berkeley, where she discovered never-before-published materials now included in her film. The resulting documentary is an inspiring film about Beatrix Farrand’s challenging life and her stunning 50-year career in landscape architecture.
She is on the National Speakers List for the Garden Club of America and is a Fellow at Yale University.
For more information on the web, visit: http://www.beatrixfarranddocumentary.com/