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.
The Moon Gate at the iconic Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden is part of the horticultural exhibition, which is inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. The designer, Beatrix Farrand, was the only female founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1899 and one of two professional advisors at the first meeting of The Garden Club of America in 1913. She chose a summer garden palette of annuals, perennials, and bulbs with Asian architecture including a Moon Gate in the tile-capped enclosing wall.