Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and the Women Who Designed Them
May 17-Sept 7, NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY
You won't want to miss this ground-breaking series, which includes a symposium, lectures, a horticultural exhibition, photography, poetry and much more.
It's a celebration of the work of Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, and Ellen Shipman, three pioneering women who paved the way in the early 20th century for the thousands of women designers who have followed.
In addition, the exhibition will include vintage photographs by three distinguished female garden photographers, Jessie Tarbox Beals, Mattie Edwards Hewitt, and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Their work helped define landscape architecture as a profession and popularized the professionally landscaped garden.
In the garden's conservatory, there will be a display that evokes the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine, designed by Beatrix Farrand and still open to visitors today.