Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11, 2023


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

Each ticket includes admission to the Symposium & Garden Tours

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

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

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


Inquire about sponsorship here

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


8:30–9 AM | Continental Breakfast
Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

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

Featuring conversations with Rebecca McMackin, Raymond Jungles, PLA, FASLA, Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR

5:30– 7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception

Ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level at $600 and above will be invited for cocktails at a private residence.

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2023

10 AM–3 PM | Garden Tours

Self-guided tours with exclusive access to multiple gardens


Grand Patrons

Lillian and Joel Cohen

Grand Sponsors
Bill Miller & Associates Inc.
C.A.L. Foundation
LaGuardia Design Group
Linda & Russell Munson
Summerhill Landscapes

Grand Participants
Piazza Horticultural

Media Partner

2023 Symposium Speakers

Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR

Charles Birnbaum is the president, CEO, and founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF). Prior to creating TCLF, Birnbaum spent 15 years as the coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative (HLI) and a decade in private practice in New York City, with a focus on landscape preservation and urban design.

Since taking the helm at the foundation in 2008, Birnbaum’s major projects include the web-based initiative What’s Out There (a searchable database of the nation’s designed landscape heritage) and the creation of the first International Prize in Landscape Architecture named for Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. He has authored and edited numerous publications, including: Experiencing Olmsted: The Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s North American Landscapes (Timber Press, 2022); Shaping the Postwar Landscape, (UVA Press, 2018); the Modern Landscapes: Transition and Transformation series (Princeton Architectural Press, Volumes printed in 2012 and 2014); Shaping the American Landscape (UVA Press, 2009); Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage (UVA Press, 2005); Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture (1999) and its follow-up publication, Making Post-War Landscapes Visible (2004, both for Spacemaker Press); Pioneers of American Landscape Design (McGraw Hill, 2000); and The Guidelines for the Treatment of Cultural Landscapes (National Park Service, 1996).

In 1995, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awarded the HLI the President’s Award of Excellence. In 1996, the ASLA inducted Birnbaum as a Fellow of the Society. He served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, during which time he founded TCLF. In 2004, Birnbaum was awarded the Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation and spent the spring and summer of that year at the American Academy in Rome. In 2008, he was the Visiting Glimcher Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. That same year, the ASLA awarded him the Alfred B. LaGasse Medal, followed by the President’s Medal in 2009. In 2017, Birnbaum received the ASLA Medal, the Society’s highest award. Birnbaum has served as a Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, a visiting critic at Harvard’s GSD, and currently serves as a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He was also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post (2011-18). In 2020 Birnbaum received the Landezine International Landscape Honour Award and the Garden Club of America’s Historic Preservation Medal. In 2021 The Cultural Landscape Foundation announced their inaugural Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize recipient. The biennial Prize includes a US$100,000 monetary award and two years of public engagement activities focused on the work of the laureate and landscape architecture more broadl

Raymond Jungles, PLA, FASLA

Raymond Jungles is the founder of the Miami-based Landscape Architecture firm, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI), recognized for excellence in the design and implementation of public and private sector projects. As a landscape architect and in his practice, he strives to preserve and protect existing ecosystems while also evoking human interaction and improving the lives of others. Raymond pursued this passion through his adolescence and developed it into his career after graduating with a degree in Landscape Architecture, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1981. He established his award-winning firm in 1982, which became

incorporated as Raymond Jungles, Inc. in 1985. In 2006, Raymond was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Raymond’s work has been celebrated with numerous awards, including three National Awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, the Sky Garden, and Island Modern. He is also a recipient of fifty-six design awards from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, including eighteen Awards of Excellence and six Frederic B. Stresau Awards. Raymond leads all of RJI’s projects, from their conceptual onset to final completion. Raymond enjoys mentoring his staff and passionately promoting the profession of Landscape Architecture and the appreciation of natural environments and gardens. Widely published, his four monographs; Ten Landscapes, The Colors of Nature, The Cultivated Wild, and his 2021 monograph, titled Beyond Wild, feature more than seventy of his completed gardens.

Since 1985, Raymond Jungles, Inc. (RJI), has developed a dynamic practice inspired by the ethic of stewardship of the land under the leadership of Raymond Jungles. The firm’s work is innovative yet timeless, proposing design solutions that respond to surrounding natural systems while restoring nature’s balance and harmony on a micro-scale. RJI’s completed gardens personify timelessness and beauty, with verdant spaces that entice participation and soothe the psyche. The firm’s design priorities are generated by the scale and functionality of a space. Simple, clean, and well-detailed hardscape elements are the quintessential bones of a garden. Planting volumes vary and bold colors and textures are used with intent. The firm is guided by Raymond’s personal and design principles: integrity, relevance, and nature’s honor. RJI’s informed designs tread lightly on the land, provide habitat, and incorporate elements of surprise.

Rebecca McMackin

Rebecca McMackin is an ecologically obsessed horticulturist and garden designer. She spent a decade as Director of Horticulture of Brooklyn Bridge Park, where she managed 85 acres of diverse parkland organically. Their research into cultivating urban biodiversity and ethical management strategies has influenced thousands of people and entire urban parks systems to adopt similar approaches.

Rebecca recently completed a Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and designed a native wildflower garden for the entrance of the Brooklyn Museum. She has been published by and featured in the New York Times, the Landscape Institute, and on NPR and PBS. She holds MScs from Columbia University and University of Victoria in landscape design and biology.