Thanks to all of you who volunteered or attended our 2017 Garden Fair!!!
It was a great success in our beautiful new location and we had fabulous weather for our party! YAY!
HERE is our HAH NEWSLETTER for JUNE 2017, wherein you will see some fun pictures of the event.
at the Bridgehampton Community House, main hall
Hear how Edwina von Gal’s passion for biodiversity and the lessons learned during a lifetime of landscape design led to the creation of Perfect Earth Project, a rapidly expanding nonprofit organization promoting toxin-free land management around the world. Find out about the dangers of synthetic landscape chemicals and learn nature-based alternatives for your lawn and garden that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost. Take action, right in your own front yard and help spark an environmental gardening revolution. Principal of her eponymous landscape design firm since 1984, Edwina von Gal creates landscapes with a focus on simplicity and sustainability for private and public clients around the world. She has collaborated with architects such as Frank Gehry, Annabelle Selldorf, Maya Lin, and Richard Meier, and her work has been published in many major publications. Her book Fresh Cuts won the Quill and Trowel award for garden writing in 1998. In 2013, Edwina founded the Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising consciousness about the dangers of toxic lawn and garden chemicals for people, their pets, and the planet. Perfect Earth Project educates homeowners and professionals in nature-based landscape management techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost. Edwina has served on boards and committees for a number of horticultural and arts organizations, and is currently on the board of What Is Missing?, Maya Lin’s multifaceted media artwork about the loss of biodiversity. She received the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art’s Arthur Ross Award in 2012, and is the 2017 recipient of Guild Hall’s Academy of the Arts Achievement Award for the Visual Arts.
Deer have become the bane of countless gardeners across the country. Is it possible to have a lovely garden without expensive fencing to keep deer out –or is that fencing the gardener in? This illustrated talk addresses this question and focuses on perennials that deer find mostly unpalatable, as well as tips for gardening in deer country. Our speaker
Ruth Rogers Clausen was trained in horticulture at Studley College in England, and received her MS in Botany from Kent State University, Ohio. In 1973 she moved to the New York Botanical Garden to head up the School of Professional Horticulture. Since 1976 she has freelanced as a teacher, lecturer, and author in the US and Canada. In 1989 she co-authored Perennials for American Gardens with the late Nicolas Ekstrom, in 1990 it was awarded the Quill & Trowel award from the Garden Writers of America Association. She has written for The American Garden Guides: Perennial Gardening with The New York Botanical Garden, 1994; Annual Gardening with Missouri Botanical Garden, 1995; Trees with Chicago Botanic Garden, 1996. Hearst Books published Dreamscaping in 2001. Her book about successful gardening in deer country: 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, from Timber Press was published in spring 2011 and is currently in its 6th printing. Her latest book with Thomas Christopher: Essential Perennials, was released by Timber Press in 2015.
MAY 20, 2017 9 – 1 PM
BRIDGEHAMPTON COMMUNITY HOUSE
FREE TO ALL
SEE THE ABOVE NEWSLETTER FOR ALL DETAILS
MAY 19, 2017 6 – 8 PM
BRIDGEHAMPTON COMMUNITY HOUSE
$60 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR
$50 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE
FIRST CHOICE OF ALL PLANTS
SILENT AUCTION OF BEAUTIFUL CONTAINERS
IN THE MAIN HALL OF THE BRIDGEHAMPTON COMMUNITY HOUSE
Larry Weaner has been creating award-winning native landscapes since 1977, and has a national reputation for combining expertise in horticulture, ecological restoration, and design. His work at public facilities and private residences through the eastern U.S. has received numerous recognitions and been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Garden Design, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and American Gardener, among other publications, and been included on tours with The Garden Conservancy and the Cultural Landscape Foundation. Larry is an active guest lecturer and instructor for horticultural and environmental organizations throughout the U.S. and in 1990 he developed New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), an educational programming series with a national following. He recently coauthored Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change (Timber Press, 2016).
DETAILS on all events plus news and articles are in our latest newsletter which you can access here: April 2017 NL
This is our only fund raiser all year. Buy tickets for the first choice of great plants and to bid on 50 spectacular plant containers made by local gardeners, designers and horticulturalists. Tickets will be available in April for this delightful ode to spring!
Free admission to all to buy from our extensive selection of the best plants available from top growers and from members’ own gardens.
NEW LOCATION this year at the Bridgehampton Community House – main hall and grounds. See map above right for directions.
Having photographed more than 300 NY City gardens over the past two decades, Betsy Pinover Schiff has made a careful selection for this talk in order to best show the enormous diversity of gardens in terms of design, style and plant material. These will range from gardens developed by the Rockefeller family in the 1930’s to very contemporary gardens that defy the traditional definition of the word.
Much of the talk will focus on plantings, parks and gardens that can be seen simply walking the city sidewalks – the subject of Ms. Pinover-Schiff’s newest book, The Sidewalk Gardens of New York, published by Monacelli Press in September 2016, with a text by HAH board member Alicia Whitaker.
The lecture will be an eye-opener to even the most seasoned New Yorkers and garden-lovers. Ms. Pinover Schiff assures us that much will be new and surprising.
Adrian Benepe, former New York City Parks Commissioner, in writing the foreword to The Sidewalk Gardens of New York, says “Betsy Pinover Schiff’s unerring eye and spectacular photographs tell the story of a city, and how its pre-Dorothy and Oz colorless and downtrodden existence has been redone as if by wizardry in glorious Technicolor.”