All programs take place at Garland Farm unless otherwise noted and advance registration is required. To register, contact email@example.com or call 207-288-0237 stating the name and date of the program, the number of people attending, and contact information in case of a program change. Check www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org for updates.
|Thursday, April 18, 7-9PM
Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes
Judith B Tankard will give the annual Olmsted Lecture for the Maine Historical Society in Portland. This event is co-sponsored by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is not required and there is no fee for the event. For more information visit www.mainehistory.org
|Monday, June 3, 1-3PM
Workshop on Growing Clematis
Join Cindy and Brian Tibbetts, specialists in clematis and owners of Hummingbird Farm, for a workshop on these special flowering vines. Attendees will learn the basics of growing clematis successfully in home gardens. Plants will be available for sale and a raffle will be held for select plants grown by Hummingbird Farm. Fees: $10 BFS members, $20 non-members. Registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Saturday, June 29, 2-5PM
Please join us for the opening of this year’s exhibition on Beatrix Farrand’s Reef Point Gardens Herbarium. All are welcome.
|Thursday, July 4, through Saturday, September 14, 1-5PM
Open Days at Garland Farm on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Please Note that there will be no Open Day on Saturday, July 27, due to a private event.
|Friday, July 5, 3-5PM
Beatrix Farrand Society’s 10th Anniversary Celebration
Everyone is invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BFS. Refreshments will be served. There is no fee for the event, but registration is required: email@example.com
|Monday, July 8, 5-7PM
Rosemary Verey: The Life and Lessons of a Legendary Gardener
During a sabbatical year from a law firm, Barbara Paul Robinson worked as a gardener for Rosemary Verey in England. Verey, whose clients ranged from Elton John and H.R.H. Prince Charles, was renowned for her signature English style. Barbara’s new book will be available for purchase and signing. Please note that this event takes place at Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. Fees: $10 BFS members, $20 non-members. Registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Monday, July 22, 11AM-3PM
The Art of Close-Up Photography in the Garden
Acclaimed photographer Lynn Karlin will lead a photography workshop for beginners and experts alike. Lynn is co-author of Gardens Maine Style and her work has appeared in Garden Design, Country Gardens, and Design New England. The four-hour workshop will include a lunch break (an optional box lunch is available for $10). Fees: $65 BFS members, $75 non-members. Registration and pre-payment is required. For more information:
207-669-8241 or email@example.com
|Saturday, July 27, 8:30AM-4PM
Preserving Beatrix Farrand’s Gardens
Join experts for a day-long seminar devoted to the preservation of gardens and landscapes designed by Beatrix Farrand, including Bellefield, Hill-Stead, The Farm House, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, and Dumbarton Oaks. This event takes place at College of the Atlantic and is co-sponsored by The Garden Conservancy. Registration is required (no walk-ins).
|Sunday, July 28, 10AM-2PM
Garden Conservancy Bar Harbor Open Day
Kenarden, the Farm House, and Garland Farm are open. For more information, visit www.gardenconservancy.org.
|Saturday, August 3, 11-11:30AM
Beatrix Farrand Society Annual Meeting
|Saturday, August 3, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome
When CeCe Haydock was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome in 2007, she researched the influence of Roman villas on Edith Wharton’s own houses and villas. She lectures widely on historic Italian, French, and American gardens and is principal of Constance T. Haydock, Landscape Architect, P.C., Locust Valley, New York. This lecture follows the BFS Annual Meeting and there is no fee for the event. All are welcome.
|Monday, August 12, 1-3PM
Flora of Mount Desert Island: Then and Now
Join Jill Weber, co-author of The Plants of Acadia National Park, for a lecture on the flora of Mount Desert. She will discuss the Champlain Society and early botanical explorations as well as the changes in our flora since then. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing. Jill Weber is a biologist and ecologist who has worked in Maine for over twenty years. Fees: $10 BFS members, $20 non-members. Registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
| Monday, August 26, 1-3PM
Creating a Garden Herbarium
This workshop, held in conjunction with the exhibition, will explain the importance of plant-collecting and demonstrate how to make your personal herbarium. There is no fee for this event, but registration is required: email@example.com
|Monday, September 16, 1-3PM
Native Wildflowers of Summer and Fall
Wanda Garland will present a program on traditional uses of wildflowers for medicinal purposes as well as for making and dyeing fabrics. She will also cover ecosystem relationships and specific habitats for finding different species, from rare orchids to common flowers. Fees: $10 BFS members, $20 non-members. Registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dirctions to Garland Farm
475 Bay View Drive
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
+44° 25' 43.81", -68° 19' 25.22"
Garland Farm is located on Route 3 on Mount Desert Island. From the island bridge, go east toward Bar Harbor for approximately 2 miles and turn left on Bay View Drive. Turn left into the parking area in the field and follow footpath to barn.
From downtown Bar Harbor, go north on Route 3 passing Hadley Point Road (about 7 miles). Continue .7 miles, turn right on Bay View Drive, then left into the parking area. Do not park on Bay View Drive. Accessible parking is available with advance notice. Please call 207-288-0237.
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