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Beatrix Farrand

Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959 US landscape architect. Clients such as Harkness and Rockefeller commissioned her to design the gardens at their estates and country homes. One of the founding eleven members of the American Society of Landscape Architects, she had an important influence on the profession in the U.S. Her use of garden "rooms" or defined areas, which transition sharply from one to the next has become a hallmark of modern landscape architecture. Extant Farrand gardens are the Bliss family's Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the Harkness summer home Eolia in Waterford, Connecticut and the Rockefeller's estate The Eyrie in Seal Harbor[?], Maine. Her papers are archived at the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard. Born into a prominent New York family, she married the famous Yale historian Max Farrand[?] in 1913. She was the niece of Edith Wharton. Farrand's main teacher was Charles Sprague Sargent of the Harvard Arboretum.

Italian Garden at Eolia, Waterford, Conn.

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