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Beatrix Farrand Society Lecture
August 11 @ 4:30 pm
The Beatrix Farrand Society’s Achievement Award and Lecture program is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 4:30 p.m. at The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The speaker is Dan Pearson.
Dan will talk about his journey as a garden and landscape designer, from a childhood obsession with the pond life in his parents’ garden, and through a burgeoning schoolboy interest in plants both native and ornamental which led to his formal education in horticulture at RHS Wisley and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He will touch on a number of his recent and current public projects that aim to engage and educate visitors about nature, including the visionary Tokachi Millennium Forest on the Japanese island of Hokkaido, and his as yet unrealized plans for the Dartington Estate in Devon, where he walks in the footsteps of Beatrix Farrand.
Pearson is a British landscape designer, horticulturalist, writer and gardener whose work is characterized by an innate sensitivity to place, an intuitive and light-handed approach to design, a strong ecological approach to benefit biodiversity, bold and painterly naturalistic plantings and deep-rooted horticultural knowledge. He is a Member of the Society of Garden Designers (MSGD), an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (Hon FRIBA) and a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI).
In 2022 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours. The achievement award lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit https://www.beatrixfarrandsociety.org/programs/.