Environmental Film Festival: Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes

Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of a film about America’s first female landscape architect.

Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes (U.S., 2019, 60 min.) follows award-winning public garden designer Lynden B. Miller as she explores the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959).

Farrand was responsible for some of the most celebrated gardens, despite the exclusion of women from formal landscape education and the difficulties they faced in starting businesses. She created gardens for the rich and powerful, but she also was an early advocate for public gardens and the power of the natural world to make people’s lives better.

A post-screening discussion will feature Lynden Miller in conversation with director Stephen Ives and producer Anne Cleves Symmes.

For the full schedule of films, visit the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital website.


SOLD OUT. Very limited number of standby seats may be available on the day of the program, no guaranteed entry.


This Cultural Capital program is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. 

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