Landscape Pleasures Symposium and Tours

Saturday, June 7
Parrish Art Museum
Lichtenstein Theater

8:30am Continental Breakfast

9:00am Chip Callaway
Throughout his 30-year-long career, Paul Faulkner “Chip” Callaway, owner of Callaway & Associates, has created nearly 1,000 gardens, ranging in size from large estates to small patios. His firm specializes in residential, hospitality, and historic garden design mostly in the Carolinas and Virginia, as well as in Nantucket, Long Island, Palm Beach and England. Callaway holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from North Carolina State University where he majored in historic preservation and garden design. His award-winning projects have been featured in such august publications as Southern Accents, Southern Living, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Horticulture Magazine, Cottage Living and Fine Gardening.

10:15am Martin Filler
Martin Filler is the architecture critic for The New York Review of Books, and renowned for his eloquent essays on modern architecture that have appeared there since 1985. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed, two-volume collection of his writings, Makers of Modern Architecture. Filler received a BA in Art History from Columbia College and an MA from Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology. His writings on architecture, art, and design — more than 1,000 articles to date — have appeared in a broad range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, and exhibition catalogues in the United States, Europe, and Japan, including some 50 pieces for The New York Times.

11:30am Arne Maynard
Arne Maynard is a celebrated garden designer known for his large country gardens in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Central to his work as a designer is his ability to identify and draw out the essence of a place, something that gives his gardens a particular quality of harmony. An unwavering attention to detail, both in the planting and structure of his designs, results in gardens that belong to their environment. He draws inspiration from a wide range of references from architecture to garden history and from interior design and often long-forgotten traditional crafts and techniques. Most importantly, Maynard is a passionate and experimental gardener. He is the author of two books, Gardens with Atmosphere and Garden Design Details and is currently working on his next book, for publication in 2015.

Garden Tour
Sunday, June 8  
10:00am – 3:00pm

Self-Guided - Rain or Shine
All private gardens are located in Southampton Village

Tory Burch
One of the great estates of Southampton, this magnificent 1929 red brick Georgian house and 10 acre garden is known as Westerly. Working along with landscape architect Perry Guillot, the grounds were recently improved and expanded using yew, rhododendron, and holly shrubs that fit seamlessly in scale and texture with the existing old garden plantings. A large boxwood-lined sunken formal garden on the west axis of the house is the jewel of the property.

Joan & Bernard Carl
The gardens and grounds of “Little Orchard,” an eight-acre estate on Coopers Neck Lane, boast an impressive garden lineage dating from 1913 and grand gardens in the Southampton tradition. Doris Merrill Macgowan, who had made her society debut in her father’s home, “The Orchard,” purchased this property after her wedding. When Joan and Bernard Carl purchased it 15 years ago, they set about making it their home, wanting to honor what had been before but “we did not want to be beholden to the past just for the past’s sake,” says Joan Carl. Aside from the existing mature trees, several of which are hundreds of years old, these gardens are the remnants of the designs of Long Island landscape architects Innocenti and Webel. After studying the gardens, Joan Carl made the final decisions on the gardens’ development alongside her mother, who was a passionate plants-woman and gardener. The four main gardens — and the grounds themselves —are truly among our finest.

Perri Peltz & Eric Ruttenberg
(Limited viewing time from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Like so many grand acreages of the American Country House Movement, the original 1892 acreage of “Claverack” (so christened by the van Rensselaer family and later renamed “Keywaydin” by another first family of NY, the Mortimers) was parceled off through the years. The property today represents a re-cobbling together of much of that original estate, with the exception of the original manor house sitting just over the back hedges. The property that contained the outbuildings (poultry houses, stables, dairy, etc.,) has been reassembled by the current owners since 1992. Recognizing the honesty and scale of a functional structure, the owners chose to marry the original outbuildings to one another rather than tearing them down, purchasing the nearby manor house, or building something even grander on these lots. Similarly, the landscape is designed to recapture a pastoral background rather than the formality of an “estate garden.” Landscape designer Jack deLashmet calls it the creation of a “more relaxed landscape garden, suited to the original, as well as the Ruttenberg’s desire for relaxed gardens.” Jack deLashmet and head gardener Kim Lipkin will be on hand to discuss the property’s development.

Margaret & R. Peter Sullivan
Situated on a lovely tree-lined street, Wyandanch Lane, Lear + Mahoney Landscape Associates designed an American Style Garden for a newly constructed Palladian Villa. The landscape references give modern interpretations of classical garden thinking. The entrance courtyard frames the pale yellow stucco house. Inside the garden walls, one discovers many architectural features. An interior axial leads to the commodious stone terrace enhanced with comfortable furnishings; a beautiful pool surrounded with a green garland of boxwood; colorful perennial/annual parterres complement an herb garden; a water feature enlivens an enclosed sitting garden; fruit bearing trees serve as companions to a small vegetable garden; and a Belgian block labyrinth addresses its centerpiece, the Bob Dash poetry vase.

We invite Landscape Pleasures ticket holders to visit Robert Dash’s two-acre Sagaponack garden, The Madoo Conservancy, in addition to the private gardens featured on Sunday’s tour.

The Madoo Conservancy
Founded in 1967, Madoo, meaning “My Dove” in old Scot, is artist/writer Robert Dash’s internationally renowned organic garden in the center of Sagaponack. An encyclopedia of garden design, the property features Tudor, High Renaissance, Early Greek, English, French, and Asian influences.