Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12

Event Schedule

Saturday, September 11   10:00am 3:00pm
Self-Guided – Rain or Shine


Winds Way Farm


Landcraft Garden Foundation



Garden of Ugo Rondinone



Garden of Conni Cross

Saturday, September 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

Landscape Pleasures ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above will be invited for cocktails at Fairwind, the exquisite Southampton Village garden of Audrey and Martin Gruss.

Designed by Edwina von Gal and managed as PRFCT, Fairwind is an homage to the elegant estates of Southampton’s past. Mature specimen trees, charming outbuildings, cutting garden, orchard, and successions of garden rooms all feel as if they have been there a good long time. The excellent collection of outdoor contemporary sculpture adds a lively touch of today.

Sunday, September 12, 9am

Inspiring lectures by noted landscape design experts Patrick Cullina and Deborah Nevins.

Following the talks will be a book signing by Chris LaGuardia of his new book Contemporary Gardens of the Hamptons: LaGuardia Design Group 1990-2020.

Deborah Nevins
The Stavros Niarchos Park in Athens
A 40 acre sustainable, drought tolerant, park and an education working in horticultural zones 4 to 13.

Deborah Nevins portrait, photo by Lexie Moreland

Deborah Nevins founded the New York-based landscape design firm Deborah Nevins & Associates over 25 years ago. Her firm’s work includes the 40-acre Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and Park in Athens (a collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop) and the recently completed campus expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, including new buildings by Steven Holl Architects. DNA also designed the Pritzker Garden in the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. The firm’s extensive residential work includes significant gardens and estates throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe—and many on Long Island. DNA’s work has been recognized for its design and sustainability by major publications and landscape associations, including a leadership award from the International Green Roof Association for the SNFCC in Athens. A historian of landscape and architecture, Nevins lectures often, and her writing has appeared in numerous books, journals, and periodicals. She lives in East Hampton and is a board member of Long House Reserve.

Patrick Cullina
Gardens Outside of the Frame and Page — Inspirations for and Elements of Dynamic Landscapes Beyond the Picturesque
An exploration of the nature of dynamic landscapes and their essential elements, a discussion of the regional ecologies that inform them, and an argument for the real art of landscapes — beneficial outcomes that exceed the constraints of traditional aesthetic notions.

Patrick Cullina is an award-winning horticulturist, landscape designer, photographer, lecturer, and organizational consultant with more than twenty-five years of experience in the landscape field. He runs a design and consulting business with projects across the country  that is dedicated to the innovative and sensitive integration of plants and materials into a diverse range of compelling designs—drawing inspiration from both the natural world and constructed environments alike. Previously, he was the founding Vice President of Horticulture and Park Operations for New York City’s High Line; the Vice President of Horticulture, Operations and Science Research at Brooklyn Botanic Garden; and the Associate Director of the Rutgers University Gardens in affiliation with the school’s Department of Landscape Architecture. Throughout his career, he has lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad for universities, public gardens, garden clubs, horticultural organizations, museums, libraries and professional organizations on the subjects of plants, living environments, horticulture, landscape design, landscape maintenance and the urban experience.


Landscape Pleasures 2021 is made possible, in part, with support from Grand Patrons Lillian and Joel Cohen and Whitmores; Grand Sponsors Linda Hackett and Melinda Hackett/ CAL Foundation, LaGuardia Design Group and Summerhill Landscapes; and Grand Participants Gardeneering/Tish Rehill, Elizabeth and David Granville-Smith, and Piazza Horticultural. Hamptons Cottages & Gardens is the media sponsor.