email from Nick Leshi at NYBG; sounds like a great show:
“Between 1900 and 1930, landscape design achieved a new prominence in American life as estate owners created lavish flower gardens and cities landscaped public spaces. The New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition “Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens and The Women Who Designed Them” will explore this burgeoning age of gardening and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture and design, garden photography, and garden writing in the early 20th century.
Opening on May 17 and running through September 7, 2014, the multifaceted exhibition will examine how the work of Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Ellen Shipman, and their contemporaries helped define American garden design at sites such as Winterthur (Winterthur, Delaware), Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.), Longue Vue (New Orleans, Louisiana), Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine), and The New York Botanical Garden. Visitors will learn why their stories are important to American history and culture as they experience the many components of the Groundbreakers exhibition at various locations throughout the Botanical Garden.
For more details, please view the full press release at:
photo: Ellen Shipman in New York office, 1920s Please credit: courtesy Nancy Angell Streeter Family
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