Film Screening; Q&A with the filmmaker
Co-sponsored by the California Garden & Landscape History Society
Six-time Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Karyl Evans, has combined her two most important professional interests – landscape architecture and filmmaking to create the documentary film, The Life and Gardens of BEATRIX FARRAND. Karyl Evans who earned her undergraduate degree in horticulture with an emphasis in landscape architecture and a masters degree in filmmaking, has produced the first documentary film about the historically significant gardens of Beatrix Farrand. For the past three years, Evans has focused her attention on researching Farrand’s life and work as many Farrand gardens were being rediscovered, visiting over 40 Farrand gardens and Farrand related sites from Maine to California and Washington D.C. to photograph and videotape the gardens and to talk with curators, scholars, and volunteers who are connected with the Farrand sites. In addition, Karyl conducted research at the Beatrix Farrand Archives at University of California at Berkeley where she discovered never-before-published materials now included in her film. Karyl Evans has just received a Historic Preservation Award from the Garden Club of American for her work on this film.
As a special addition to the program, Andrew Doran, Curator of Cultivated Plants, University & Jepson Herbaria at UC Berkeley, will display a group of herbarium specimens from the Beatrix Farrand Reef Point Collection and talk about this important research collection from Farrand’s noted personal garden in Maine.