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Garden Lecture: Beatrix Farrand and the Garden at Bellefield

Wave Hill House

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Beatrix Farrand was one of America’s most revered early landscape architects and a pioneer of innovative design during the first half of the 20th century. Very few of her gardens remain intact, but one of her existing gems is right here in the Hudson Valley. Anne Cleves Symmes, Horticulturist for the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association, describes the two-decade-long process of restoring Bellefield, Farrand’s secret garden in Hyde Park, NY. The formal garden has been fully restored to its former glory and plans are underway to recreate the surrounding Wild Garden with its informal layout of trees, shrubs and flowering bulbs.

Registration recommended, online, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549.3200 x251. Free with admission to the grounds.

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