Beatrix Farrand’s plant specimens on display

BAR HARBOR — The Beatrix Farrand Society invites you to view its 2014 exhibition of Farrand’s herbarium specimens at Garland Farm in Bar Harbor during Programs and Open Days beginning July 6.

The 2014 herbarium exhibition features specimens which were collected between 1949-1954 from Reef Point, Beatrix Farrand’s summer home in Bar Harbor. It includes plants in the Heath Family. Familiar native Heath Family members, such as blueberries, cranberries and mountain laurels, will be displayed beside nonnative relatives, such as heaths, heathers and enkianthus.

At Garland Farm, Beatrix Farrand’s last home, visitors pass under a spectacular arch of enkianthus on the walk from the parking area to the dooryard, then look back on a wall of mature rhododendrons. Behind the house, the recently restored Terrace Garden features many heaths and heathers that add texture and color to this garden’s formal beds.

This exhibition provides an opportunity to view images of plants collected at Reef Point and to tour Garland Farm to see those same species in a living landscape.

More than 70 specimens will be displayed in this summer’s exhibition.

For more information about the Beatrix Farrand Society, Garland Farm and the herbarium, visit

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