Discover the lesser-known contributions of professional women to American landscape architecture and the female photographers who captured their work on film at the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition, Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them. This exhibition, which takes place from May 17 through September 7, explores the burgeoning age of gardening and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture, design, and photography. The following images, courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden, highlight some of the must-see features of the exhibition.
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This beautiful photograph of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller garden (located in Seal Harbor, Maine) in full spring bloom is featured as part of the new exhibit. The garden was designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1926 at the summer home Abby shared with her husband, philanthropist, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Between 1900 and 1930, landscape design achieved a new prominence in American life as estate owners created lavish flower gardens and landscaped public spaces.