A new documentary produced by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association and directed by Stephen IvesBeatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes, follows award-winning public garden designer Lynden B. Miller as she sets off to explore the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect—Beatrix Farrand. Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens in the United States and helped create a distinctive American voice in landscape architecture. Although she created gardens for the rich and powerful, including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., J.P. Morgan, and President Woodrow Wilson, she also was an early advocate for the value of public gardens and believed strongly in the power of the natural world to make people’s lives better. Through the documentary, Miller journeys to iconic Farrand gardens, engaging designers, scholars and horticulturists in a spirited dialogue about the meaning and importance of this ground-breaking early 20th-century woman. Lynden Miller’s experience as New York City’s most prominent public garden designer is woven into a wide-ranging biography of Farrand’s life and times.

The world premiere is March 15th. Click here for more information!

The film will be available for group screenings and festivals after the premiere. Please contact us for more info!

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Upcoming screening schedule:

Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC – March 23, 2019
Farrand/FORWARD Symposium, Hyde Park, NY - June 1st and 2nd, 2019
Monteagle Assembly, Monteagle, TN – June 24, 2019
The Criterion Theater, Bar Harbor, Maine – August 8, 2019
Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Middleburg, VA – September 6, 2019 (private screening)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA – May 14, 2020


 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Oak Spring Garden Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley in memory of Allelu Kurten

The Overbrook Foundation Family Advised Fund of Carolyn J. Cole

 The Gerrish H. Milliken Foundation

 Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Nolen

 Joan S. Blaine

Jerome Levy Foundation

 Jenny Lawrence 

The Garden Club of Orange & Dutchess Counties

 Frederic C. Rich

 Phoebe Cutler