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Beatrix Farrand: Landscape Gardener

This free display explores the story of American landscape designer Beatrix Farrand, who found success in the 1920s and 30s in a male-dominated field. Beatrix became the first woman to be inducted in the American Society of Landscape Architects, and is known for the gardens she designed for the White House, Dumbarton Oaks, New York Botanical Garden and Yale University.


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"It is work, hard work and at the same time it is perpetual pleasure" - Beatrix Farrand on gardening

Beatrix Farrand and Cubby, c.1930s

Today Beatrix Farrand remains an inspirations for garden designers and landscape architects. The library she created is an important resource and is celebrated the world over.

The landscape she created at Dartington in Devon is now being renovated by Dan Pearson as part of Dartington Hall Trust’s conservation master plan. This year the Trust are celebrating 90 years of Beatrix Farrand’s legacy at Dartington and the gardens are open daily for visitors.

The gardens at Dartington, courtesy of Dartington Trust