Beatrix Jones Farrand

General Information

Occupation: Landscape Architect

Date of Birth: 1872

Date of Death: 1959

Birth City: New York

Birth State/Province: New York

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Bar Harbor

Resident State/Province: California

Resident Country: United States

Notes: UC Berkeley Environmental Design Archives Finding Aid Online at:

Archive/Repository: UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Archives, Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection, 1866-1959

Sources: Birnbaum, Charles A., and Robin Karson, eds. Pioneers of American Landscape Design : An Annotated Bibliography. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2000.


No specialties on record


Employer: Self employed with a landscape design office

Title: Owner

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1895


No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Garden Club of America Medal of Achievement

Date Received: January 01, 1947

Name: New York Botanical Garden Distinguished Service Award

Date Received: January 01, 1952


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Title: Graduate College gardens at Princeton University

City: Princeton

State: New Jersey

Country: United States

Title: West Rose Garden of the White House

Description: designed for Mrs. Woodrow Wilson

City: Washington

State: District of Columbia

Country: United States

Title: Gardens at Dumbarton Oaks

City: Washington DC

State: DC

Country: United States


Institution: Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Start Date: 1890

End Date: 1891

Institution: Columbia School of Mines

Notes: Under direction of Professor William Ware.


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

Organization: American Society of Landscape Architects

Role: One of the 11 founding members

Start Date: 1899

Notes: First and only female charter fellow in the ASLA

Organization: Garden Club of Philadelphia

Role: Honorary member

Start Date: 1927

Publications By

Title: The Impeccable Gardener

Co-author: Iovine, Julie V.

Publication: magazine: American Heritage

Volume: June-July

Page: pp. 67-77

Publisher: American Heritage

Publications About

Title: Beatrix Farrands American Landscapes: Her Gardens and Campuses

Author: Balmori, Diana; McGuire, Diane K; and McPeck, Eleanor M.

Publication: book

Publisher: Sagapress

City: Sagaponack,

State: New York

Country: United States

Date Published: January 01, 1985

Title: Beatrix: The Gardening Life of Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959

Author: Brown, Jane

Publication: book

Publisher: Viking

City: New York

State: New York

Country: United States

Date Published: January 01, 1995

Title: Beatrix Jones Farrand: Pioneer in Gilt-Edged Gardens

Author: Salon, Marlene

Publication: Landscape Architecture

Page: pp 69-77

Date Published: January 01, 1977

Title: Beatrix Jone Farrand: Fifty Years of Landscape Architecture

Author: Eleanor M. McPeck, edited by Diane Kostial McGuire and Lois Fern

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Trustees for Harvard University

City: Washington, DC

Date Published: January 01, 1982