BAR HARBOR — The final Open Days at Garland Farm of the season are Thursday, Sept. 19 and 26, from 1-4 p.m. The farm is managed by the Beatrix Farrand Society.
This year’s Herbarium Exhibition celebrates the gardens of five people who mentored Farrand: George Dorr, Gertrude Jekyll, William Robinson, Charles Sprague Sargent and Edith Wharton. Their personal gardens reflected their ideas and philosophies, and contained plants that were in some way important to each of them.
The exhibition showcases some of the plants that these five people grew in their own gardens, illustrated by printed vouchers from Beatrix Farrand’s herbarium of plants that grew at her home, Reef Point in Bar Harbor.
This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to view high-quality images of nearly one hundred vouchers from Farrand’s Reef Point Herbarium, organized into five groups based on the gardens of Dorr, Jekyll, Robinson, Sargent and Wharton.
Close inspection of the exhibition provides insight into their gardens: Dorr’s native plants, Jekyll’s herbaceous perennials and roses, Robinson’s heaths and bulbs, Sargent’s rhododendrons and native plants and Wharton’s eclectic plant collection.
The 2019 Herbarium Exhibition is free and open to the public. Visit beatrixfarrandsociety.org.