Detail of Jennifer Bartlett, At Sands Point #16, 1985-1986



Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12, 2022


Associate Tickets
Members | $200
Non-Members | $250

Each ticket includes admission to the Symposium & Garden Tours

Benefit Committee Tickets
Sponsor | $600
Benefactor | $1,000

Each ticket includes admission to the Symposium, Reception & Garden Tours

Grand Participant | $2,500 (includes 2 tickets)
Grand Sponsor | $5,000 (includes 6 tickets)
Grand Patron | $7,500 (includes 8 tickets)


Inquire about sponsorship here

Call 631.283.2118 x167 or e-mail for additional information or to purchase tickets.


8–9 AM | Continental Breakfast
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

9 AM–12 PM | Symposium
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

5:30– 7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception
Private Residence, Sagaponack

Ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level at $600 and above will be invited for cocktails at a private residence in Bridgehampton, featuring the work of LaGuardia Design Group.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022

10 AM–3 PM | Garden Tours
Bridgehampton & East Hampton

Self-guided tours with exclusive access to five gardens including:

Georgica Cove Residence
The Trees Property

This event requires proof of full vaccination for all attendees ages 5 and older in order to maintain a mask-optional environment; those 18 and older must provide a valid ID.

More information surrounding our COVID-19 protocol →


Images of Georgica Cove Residence, Jeff Mendoza, Principal, J. Mendoza Gardens



Featuring talks by premier landscape professionals such as…

Laurie Olin, FASLA

Partner, OLIN

Laurie is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. From vision to realization, he has guided many of OLIN’s signature projects, including the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, DC to Bryant Park in New York City and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. His recent projects include the award-winning Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Apple Park in Cupertino.

Laurie studied civil engineering at the University of Alaska and architecture at the University of Washington. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University. Laurie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and recipient of the 2012 National Medal of Arts, the Vincent Scully Prize from the National Building Museum.

Presentation | Steering from Pole to Pole: Forces at Play in Making Contemporary Landscape

It’s still firmness commodity and delight.

For decades, Laurie Olin has quoted J.B. Jackson’s update of the Vitruvian triad in his lectures and classes: “Every American is entitled to an environment that is environmentally healthy, socially just, and continuously aesthetically pleasing”, while striving to produce landscape projects that embody such principles and are also of our time and modern in their expression, ranging from early projects such as Bryant Park and Battery Park City in New York, through parks and gardens, campus and corporate work, to institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Center and the National Gallery of Art.

In this talk he’ll discuss the competing demands of ecology, community, resilience, equity, health, aesthetics, beauty, and delight — how heeding them, while attempting balance between such powerful forces, continues to shape his concerns and work, with examples from recent and current ongoing projects.

David Hocker, FASLA

Founder & Lead Designer, HOCKER

David Hocker has been challenged with many unique opportunities since he launched HOCKER in 2005. His efforts to push the design envelope, all while bringing the project into reality, fuels his determination to guarantee the resulting synthesis of design and construction is of the highest quality. David’s guiding philosophy, the design is in the details, keeps him focused and curious about how things work and fit together. He approaches each project with a strong, hands-on methodology. As lead designer, he extracts influence from surrounding architecture and contextual influences to create outdoor spaces with a clear aesthetic an approach that is heavily influenced by his time in Italy. Creative use of sustainable materials and native or adaptive plants across each site is integral to the design process he has established at HOCKER.

Response to unique design challenges with a commitment to providing responsible and innovative solutions has earned his firm accolades in national and international publications, as well 40 plus design awards in the firm’s initial 15 years. He has collective experience collaborating on project typologies including parks, urban plazas and streetscapes, schools, institutions, retail, hospitality, and residential projects. David graduated from Texas A&M University in 2001 with a degree in Landscape Architecture and credits the two memorable semesters he spent studying design and architecture in Italy with fueling his fascination with how things are designed, constructed, and even deconstructed.

Presentation | HOCKER: Capturing the Spirit of the Modern Garden


David Hocker will discuss how his individual influences and process intertwine to successfully capture the spirit of the modern garden through design. The creation and documentation of 5 gardens of various scale will be explored and viewed through the lens of the landscape architect. Each meticulously detailed garden responds to unique design challenges with responsible, innovative solutions that establish the landscape as a cohesive link between architecture and site.

Joe Wahler, ASLA

Principal at STIMSON

Joe is a Principal based in the STIMSON Cambridge studio and on Cape Cod since 2005. He is a leader in progressive design, material application and detailing, and the execution of innovative and performative landscapes. His work has been recognized for national and local awards, including the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2019 Award of Excellence for Heritage Museums and Gardens’ Flume Fountain. He is currently leading the design and execution for Harvard University’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Brown University’s Performing Arts Center, Cornell University’s Multi-Disciplinary Building, the Coonamessett River Gateway Park, and private gardens on Cape Cod and Long Island. Prior to joining STIMSON, he worked with Sasaki Associates, Peter Lindsay Schaudt Landscape Architecture, and Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture.

He has an innate appreciation for the contributions of his collaborators that stems from his experiences growing up working on his father’s golf course grounds crew, gaining experience in horticulture and an appreciation for the execution of site management and preservation. This opportunity fostered an understanding of the primary materials of landscape: soil, water, and plants. He followed in his father’s path, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture, and interned with leading superintendents and researchers. He was awarded the Faculty Scholarship during his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Joe received a Master’s in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architecture’s Merit of Excellence in the Study of Landscape Architecture, the Walter L. Chambers ’29 Scholarship in Landscape Architecture, and inducted in the Phi Alpha Xi Honorary Horticulture Society.

Presentation | STIMSON: Relationships in Making Gardens for our Time


Joe Wahler will share STIMSON’s background, range of projects, and approach to collaborative participation in the process of making landscapes for our time. He will lead the audience through Heritage Museums and Gardens’ Flume Fountain starting with the professional photography of the completed project through construction, details, design, and initial site walks to uncover the discussions, explorations, decisions, changes, and contributions of the realized project.