The Parrish Art Museum’s annual benefit garden tour, Landscape Pleasures, is being held this year in honor of internationally renowned artist, author, and landscape designer Robert Dash.
The benefit weekend runs from 8:30 a.m. Saturday to Sunday at 3 p.m. Landscape Pleasures co-chairs, Lillian Cohen, Jack deLashmet, Linda Hackett Munson and Martha McLanahan, have set up a series of lush garden events for sponsors and benefactors, including a symposium and cocktail reception.
The sold out symposium on Saturday morning at the Parrish Art Museum will feature three diverse speakers: leading British garden designer Arne Maynard, American architecture critic Martin Filler, and southern landscape architect Chip Callaway. Maynard is known for his large country gardens in Europe and the U.S., drawing inspiration from architecture, garden history and interior design. Filler is the architecture critic for The New York Review of Books, and his writings on architecture, art, and design have appeared in a broad range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, and exhibitions. Callaway is the owner of Callaway & Associates, creating nearly 1,000 gardens ranging in size from large estates to small patios.
On Saturday evening, ticket purchasers at the sponsor level and above are invited for cocktails at The Moraine, the Water Mill garden and home of Ala and Ralph Isham. Featuring formal, cutting, and woodland gardens as well as expansive vistas and trails, this is one of the most exceptional private gardens on the East End, and exclusively offered to view for Landscape Pleasures.
Sunday morning’s self-guided tours, with tickets still available, will feature some of the best Hamptons properties, along with their fabulous gardens, including the estates of Tory Burch, Joan and Bernard Carl, Perri Peltz and Eric Ruttenberg, and Margaret and R. Peter Sullivan. Dash’s 2-acre Sagaponack garden, Madoo, will also be open for Sunday’s tours.
Associate tickets will include admission to the Saturday lectures and Sunday garden tours at member prices of $175, and nonmember prices of $225. Upper level tickets will include all of Saturday’s and Sunday’s events, including an invitation to the cocktail reception at the Ishams’ home, at a sponsor price of $350 and benefactor price of $1,000.
For more information, call 631-283-2118 ext. 133, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit parrishart.org/landscapepleasures.