Landscape Pleasures: A Weekend of Gardens

Landscape Pleasures

Get ready to learn about landscape design, sustainable landscape architecture and all things gardens — “Landscape Pleasures” is upon us.

The horticulture-filled weekend at the Parrish Art Museum, located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill, begins on Friday, June 8, with “Inter-Sections: The Architect in Conversation,” a conversation with Kate Orff and Alex Matthiessen, two diverse voices concerned with building and designing for a vibrant and sustainable future.

A Saturday morning symposium will kick off the weekend with three leaders in garden and landscape design. Landscape architect and artist Martha Schwartz will speak at 9:15 a.m. on “Landscape as Laboratory,” exploring her interest in cities, communities and urban landscapes.

Belgium-based landscape architect Peter Wirtz, noted for his use of undulating boxwoods and yew hedges in gardens around the world, will speak at 10:15 a.m., followed by landscape architect Mikyoung Kim — this year’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Award recipient — on the topic, “Bridging the Art and Science of the Landscape.” A cocktail party will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. for ticket holders at the sponsor level and higher.

On Sunday, all ticket holders can take themselves from garden to garden during a self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The properties will include the garden of Jan and Randy Slifka in East Hampton by landscape architect Oehme van Sweden; Calf Creek Cottage in Water Mill by landscape designer Harmonia Inc.; a garden on Christopher Street in Southampton by landscape architect Sawyer|Berson; a garden on Little Plains Road in Southampton designed by Bruce Kelly in the mid-1980s; and the garden of Mary Ann Tighe and David Hildalgo in Southampton by landscape architect Quincy Hammond.

Tickets start at $250 and $200 for members, or $12 for the Inter-Sections program only, which begins at 6 p.m. and is free for members. For more information, please call (631) 283-2118 or visit