18 Facts About Beatrix Farrand


Beatrix Cadwalader Farrand was an American landscape gardener and landscape architect.

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Beatrix Farrand was one of the founding eleven members, and the only woman, of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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Beatrix Farrand is one of the most accomplished persons, and women, recognized in both the first decades of the landscape architecture profession and the centuries of landscape garden design arts and accomplishments.

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Beatrix Farrand's enjoyed long seasons at the family's summer home Reef Point Estate in Mount Desert Island, Maine.

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Beatrix Farrand's was the niece of Edith Wharton and lifelong friend of Henry James, who called her 'Trix'.

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Beatrix Farrand lived at Sargent's home, Holm Lea in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1893 and studied landscape gardening, for which there was no specialized school at the time, botany, and land planning.

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Beatrix Farrand's wanted to learn drafting to scale, elevation rendering, surveying, and engineering, and so studied at the Columbia School of Mines under the direction of Prof.

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Beatrix Farrand's was influenced in using native plant species from: her many successful Reef Point experiences; studying the contemporary books from the U S and abroad advocating the advantages of native palettes; and from visiting the influential British garden authors William Robinson at Gravetye Manor in Sussex, and Gertrude Jekyll at Munstead Wood in Surrey.

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Beatrix Farrand's began practicing landscape architecture in 1895, working from the upper floor of her mother's brownstone house on East Eleventh Street in New York.

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Beatrix Farrand's received the commission from J Pierpont Morgan to design the grounds of Morgan's residence in New York City, and continued as a consultant for thirty years .

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Beatrix Farrand commuted cross-country by train for her eastern projects, such as the design and supervision of the Chinese inspired garden at 'The Eyrie' for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller on Mount Desert Island in Seal Harbor, Maine .

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In 2014, Beatrix Farrand was recognized for her work designing the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at New York Botanical Garden, a winning site of Built by Women New York City, a competition launched by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation during the fall of 2014 to identify outstanding and diverse sites and spaces designed, engineered and built by women.

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Beatrix Farrand's was the first consulting landscape architect for Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey .

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Beatrix Farrand's was the consulting landscape architect at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut for twenty-three years, with projects including the Marsh Botanical Garden.

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Beatrix Farrand's later went on to improve a dozen other campuses including the University of Chicago, along with Southern California's Occidental College and the California Institute of Technology.

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Beatrix Farrand completed design work for the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women .

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Beatrix Farrand's published the Reef Point Gardens Bulletin in which she reported on the progress of the gardens and center.

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Beatrix Farrand lived at and spent the last three years of her life at Garland Farm, the home of her friends Lewis and Amy Magdalene Garland, on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

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