Upcoming & Past Events

    • November 19, 2018
    • Occidental College (Nov. 19) and Marin Art & Garden Center (Nov. 27)
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    Film: "The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand"


    Occidental College, Monday, November 19

    Marin Art & Garden Center, Tuesday, November 27 

    SEE BELOW FOR EVENT DETAILS


    Documentary filmmaker and six-time Emmy Award-winner Karyl Evans will present a screening of her film on the life and career of American landscape architect Beatrix Farrand (1872–1959), whose work included gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; and gardens at Caltech and Occidental College, among other commissions. Farrandthe niece of Edith Wharton, grew up in the privileged world of the East Coast elite and fought the challenges of a male-dominated profession to successfully design more than 200 landscapes during her remarkable 50-year career. From 1927–1941, Farrand lived on the Huntington property in San Marino with her husband, historian Max Farrand, during his tenure as the first director of the institution. The couple lived in the Director’s House, where some traces of the gardens that Farrand designed for that residence still remain today. Following the 40-minute film, Evans will discuss the restoration of Farrand’s work at Yale University. 

    Portrait of Beatrix Farrand by Jeanne Ciravolo
    A trailer for the film can be found at the director's web site


    For further reading: 

    See articles from our which was dedicated to the work of Beatrix Farrand: Spring 2011 edition of Eden 

    Read historian (and CGLHS board member) Ann Scheid's  account of Farrand's time in San Marino: on the Huntington's blog, Verso:

    Beatrix Farrand at the Huntington 


    Upcoming Screenings: 

    Occidental College

    Monday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

    Johnson Hall, Choi Auditorium 

    1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles 90041

    Following the film, historian Ann Scheid will speak about Farrand’s work at Occidental College.

    Please find an interactive map of the campus here: Johnson Hall is in the center of campus, on the main Quadrangle. 

    Closest parking is the visitor lot at the main entrance to campus, or the visitor lot in front of the Collins House, the Admissions Office.


    Marin Art & Garden Center

    Tuesday, November 27, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

    The Studio at MAGC

    Marin Art & Garden Center 

    30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957

    Event will feature a Q&A with the director Karyl Evans and screening of the film, followed by a wine reception. Co-sponsored by the California Garden and Landscape History Society.

    Tickets: $15

    Discounted tickets for CGLHS members: $10

    To register, go to www.magc.org and use discount code “CGLHS”



Past events

November 02, 2018 CGLHS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: MARIN COUNTY
July 29, 2018 BUSCH GARDENS: ADOLPHUS BUSCH'S EARLY AMUSEMENT PARK
May 19, 2018 TWO HISTORIC GARDENS IN PASADENA
December 02, 2017 FRANCIS DEAN AND THE ART OF MODERN LANDSCAPE
November 12, 2017 THE LANDSCAPE DESIGNS OF RALPH D. CORNELL
October 27, 2017 LANDSCAPES FOR LEISURE: ANNUAL CONFERENCE
September 19, 2017 RUTH SHELLHORN: MIDCENTURY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
July 19, 2017 KATE O. SESSIONS: A NETWORK AND LEGACY OF BOTANICAL BOUNTY
April 01, 2017 ERNEST BATCHELDER: HIS PUBLIC LEGACY, HIS PRIVATE GARDEN
September 23, 2016 CHICO, JEWEL OF THE NORTH VALLEY
November 02, 2015 SAVING OUR GARDENS…HONORING OUR PAST
October 02, 2015 CULTIVATING IDENTITY: BALBOA PARK AS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
June 05, 2015 ARCHITECTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL WALKING TOUR OF THE VILLAGE OF MALAGA COVE IN PALOS VERDES ESTATES
November 07, 2014 WHAT’S OUT THERE WEEKEND LOS ANGELES: THE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES OF RALPH D. CORNELL
October 24, 2014 THE LANDSCAPE LEGACY OF LOCKWOOD DE FOREST
September 28, 2013 BECOMING PUBLIC: DESIGN, HISTORY, PLANTS AND PRESERVATION IN EAST BAY GARDENS
May 31, 2013 WHEN THEY WERE WILD
April 12, 2013 A FRESNO FROLIC
October 13, 2012 PIECING TOGETHER PASADENA’S GARDEN HISTORY: A Unique Project in an American City
September 08, 2012 PLANTS, PASSION, AND PROPAGATION: A HORTICULTURAL TOUR OF SONOMA COUNTY
September 09, 2011 RANCHOS TO CASTLES: A TOUR OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
November 13, 2010 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: BEATRIX FARRAND’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GARDENS
October 15, 2010 SANTA CRUZ: LAND OF 1001 WONDERS
October 02, 2010 NATURE OF THE PLACE
July 11, 2010 NEVER MET A VIEW I DIDN’T LIKE
May 22, 2010 ON THE RAZOR’S EDGE
April 17, 2010 LANDSCAPE AS SANCTUARY
October 23, 2009 LANDSCAPES FOR LIVING: THE POST WAR YEARS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
September 26, 2008 SPIRIT OF LANDSCAPE: CALIFORNIA’S LOWER OWENS RIVER VALLEY
September 27, 2007 CALIFORNIA JAPANESE STYLE GARDENS: TRADITION AND PRACTICE
October 20, 2006 CALIFORNIA’S SARATOGA: SPRINGS, ORCHARDS & GARDENS
June 11, 2005 BEYOND VINEYARDS: LANDSCAPES OF THE NAPA VALLEY
November 04, 2004 THE EMPIRE THAT CITRUS BUILT: LANDSCAPE HISTORY OF OLD SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
July 25, 2003 EARTHLY PARADISE: GARDEN HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA
October 11, 2002 CULTIVATING CAPISTRANO: HISTORIC VALLEY GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES
September 22, 2002 GARDEN HISTORY OF SONOMA COUNTY
October 07, 2000 GARDEN HISTORY OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
August 20, 1999 ARTISTIC LEGACIES: UNLOCKING THE TREASURES BEHIND THE GARDEN GATES
February 25, 1999 REGIONAL MEETING: HISTORY OF SANTA BARBARA GARDENS
May 02, 1998 SACRAMENTO AREA EMPHASIS
October 11, 1997 PASADENA AREA EMPHASIS
April 12, 1997 BAY AREA EMPHASIS
November 09, 1996 BOTANIC HERITAGE GEMS OF SAN DIEGO
February 16, 1996 SECOND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
September 23, 1995 FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING