Herbaria: The Pressed Plant Collection of Beatrix Farrand
Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) stands among the leading twentieth-century landscape architects. A founding member (and first woman) of the American Society for Landscape Architects, Farrand created more than two hundred private gardens and landscapes in the United States and Great Britain. She was also an expert archivist who pressed and preserved over nine hundred specimens from her garden in Maine.
Hailed as America's first female landscape architect, early 20th-century garden designer Beatrix Farrand was also an avid archivist and librarian who pressed and preserved hundreds of different plants from her Reef Point garden in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she collected over nine hundred specimens.