Landscape Pleasures Symposium and Tours 2017

LANDSCAPE PLEASURES 2017 WEEKEND SCHEDULE (see link to garden tour photos below)

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SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, June 10
Parrish Art Museum Lichtenstein Theater

 

8:30am  
Continental Breakfast

9:00am  Terrie Sultan - Welcome

9:15am Page Dickey
Some of My Favorite Gardens and Why

Page Dickey is a garden writer, lecturer, and designer. She has written on gardening and garden design over the years for House & Garden, House Beautiful HorticultureElle Décor, Fine Gardening, and Garden Design. She is the author of seven books, including Gardens in the Spirit of Place, the award-winning Breaking Ground: Portraits of Ten Garden Designers, and Inside Out: Relating Garden to House. Her first book, Duck Hill Journal, and her most recent, Embroidered Ground, are about Duck Hill in New York, where she lived and gardened for 33 years. She is the editor of Outstanding American Gardens, a celebration of 25 years of the Garden Conservancy, published in 2015. Page is on the Board of the Garden Conservancy and cofounded the Open Days Program in 1995. She is also on the boards of Stonecrop Gardens, in Cold Spring, NY, and Hollister House Garden in Washington, CT. She has recently been elected as an Honorary Member of The Garden Club of America. Page now lives and gardens with her husband in the company of assorted dogs in Falls Village, CT.

This lecture will show and describe private gardens around the
United States and Europe that thrill Page for a variety of reasons--because of an atmosphere, or evidence of a passion, a clarity of vision, imagination, or humor.  She will end the talk with some
images of Duck Hill and her present garden, favorites merely because they are hers.

10:15am R. William Thomas
The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer
Bill arrived at the 48-acre pleasure garden Chanticleer on April Fools’ Day, 2003. Previously, he was at Longwood Gardens for 26 years, the last five in Research and Production and the prior 21 in education. Bill leads the talented and creative Chanticleer staff in its continued development of the young garden, about to enter its 24th year. He emphasizes an environmentally sensitive and multi-century approach to the property and is unifying the former estate into one cohesive garden. The staff and he co-authored The Art of Gardening (Timber Press, 2015). Bill is Chair of Greater Philadelphia Gardens, promoting the Philadelphia region as “America’s Garden Capital.” He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Join Chanticleer's Executive Director and Head Gardener Bill Thomas for a visual tour and behind-the-scenes look at what the Washington Post calls “one of the most interesting and edgy public gardens in America.” Chanticleer is known for its residential-scale plant combinations featuring foliage textures and colors, its wide variety of containers, and its imaginative homemade furniture. This is a garden where the staff are the designers, competing with each other and with the horticultural world to make the garden fun, visually exciting, and environmentally responsible.Bill will offer insights on what inspires this special place

11:30am Christine Ten Eyck
Harsh Beauty Landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck is founding principal of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects based in Austin, TX. During her career of over 35 years, Christine has drawn upon her intuition and knowledge to build a body of work that celebrates the inherent beauty of Texas and the southwest, the culture of its people, and the sacred path of water, pioneering contemporary regionalism in the southwest. Her work illustrates the capacity for place-based landscape architecture to address pressing global issues such as climate, habitat, and water quality protection, while also creating restorative outdoor environments that are infused with natural beauty, encourage social interaction, and foster human healing. This ethos is exemplified in the recently constructed 11.5-acre Campus Transformation Project for The University of Texas at El Paso, the first USGBC Sustainable Sites-certified project in the world. Christine received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. She became a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 2003 and is a registered landscape architect in Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. Committed to advancing both landscape architectural practice and education, Christine has lectured at various conferences and institutions, including Stanford University, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. She was the keynote speaker for the 2013 Washington State ASLA Conference, presented at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in 2011, and most recently at the conference “Paisajismo en zonas aridas” in Santiago, Chile.

Landlocked cities in the harsh climate of the southwest grapple with creating comfortable urban space and landscapes that speak to their unique region. During her career of over 35 years, Christine has eschewed idealized versions of landscape from another place and time by drawing upon her intuition and knowledge to build a body of work that celebrates the inherent beauty of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desert, the culture of its people and the sacred path of water, pioneering contemporary regionalism in the southwest. She and her firm’s work illustrate the capacity for place-based landscape architecture to address pressing global issues such as climate, habitat, and water quality protection, while also creating restorative outdoor environments that are infused with natural beauty, encourage social interaction, and foster human healing and pride of culture and place. This ethos is exemplified in the recently constructed 11.5-acre Campus Transformation Project for The University of Texas at El Paso, the first USGBC Sustainable Sites-certified project in the world.

Throughout history, our most precious resource water has been captured and channeled for human sustenance and delight. Today, water is an increasingly endangered natural resource, but its threatened status doesn’t prevent us from having fun with it and exploring its spiritual value in environmentally sustainable ways. Christine Ten Eyck will present some of her residential and public projects that demonstrate the creative use of indigenous planting, hardscape and the ephemeral path of water; combining the practical with the poetic, exemplifying the harsh beauty of the southwest in the designed
landscape.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON LUNCHEON
Saturday, June 10  1:00pm

Landscape Pleasures supporters at the Benefactor Level and above will be invited to an exclusive luncheon, following the Saturday symposium, in honor of the speakers at the exquisite Southampton estate of Veronica Atkins.

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SATURDAY EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Saturday, June 10  6:00 to 8:00pm

Landscape Pleasures supporters at the Sponsor level and above are invited for cocktails at the Bridgehampton garden of Louise and Leonard Riggio. This exceptional 12-acre estate will wow contemporary art aficionados, horticulturalists, and garden-design enthusiasts. The grounds, designed by the LaGuardia Design Group Landscape Architects, feature outstanding works of sculpture by Richard Serra, Walter De Maria and many other artists, with recent additions including a new earthwork, Lay of the Land, by Maya Lin.

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GARDEN TOUR
Sunday, June 11   10:00am – 3:00pm

Self-Guided - Rain or Shine

Garden of Deborah Nevins
Springs

Listowel Garden
Water Mill

Garden of Arne and Milly Glimcher
East Hampton

Grey Gardens
East Hampton

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