Date: Friday, January 13 2017.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: No 5 Middle Street, Galle Fort.
In 1899, Beatrix Farrand was invited to become a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. This event marked a turning point. Women, from then on, were accepted as designers of gardens. Not only could they earn money but it was considered a respectable profession.
Kristina Taylor’s beautifully illustrated talk will celebrate some of these women and the qualities they brought to garden design. Grouped together, they show the importance of women as designers of landscapes and gardens in the 20th century, worldwide.
These women landscapers pioneered a pragmatic approach to the environment that they lived in. Their ideas changed the way we managed the land and our environment.
- Participant Bio: Kristina Taylor