The Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures garden tour and lecture benefit will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The theme of this year’s program, co-chaired by Lillian Cohen, Jack deLashmet, Martha B. McLanahan, and Linda Hackett Munson, is “Modernism, Minimalism, and Meadows.”
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a symposium will include three talks with Thomas Woltz, Richard Hartlage, and a joint presentation by Christopher LaGuardia and Viola Rouhani.
Mr. Woltz is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. His work emphasizes the use of design and restoration ecology to reconstruct wetlands and restore forests, native meadows, and wildlife habitat.
Mr. Hartlage is the founder and head of Seattle-based Land Morphology. He recently worked on the new herb and vegetable garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the first new garden built at that institution in 20 years.
Mr. LaGuardia’s firm, LaGuardia Design Landscape Architects, is based in Water Mill. Prior to forming the firm in 1993, he apprenticed under Norman Jaffe in Bridgehampton and at M. Paul Friedberg and Partners in Manhattan. His co-presenter, Ms. Rouhani, is a partner at Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects, a Bridgehampton firm. She has focused on institutional and residential projects that range from theaters and health care to private and multifamily residences.
On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. four private gardens and the Watermill Center will be open to ticket holders for self-guided tours. The gardens are concentrated in North Haven and Sagaponack.
On North Haven, visitors will see the garden of Susan Rosenberg Goldstein, which has a LEED Gold certification for its environmentally sound planting practices, and the garden of David Sidwell and Majo Prazenec, which melds architecture and surroundings in a “seamless match.”
In Sagaponack, William and Julie Macklowe’s garden was designed by Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects and Selldorf Architects as a blend of contemporary architecture on a post-agricultural site. Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder’s 20 acres of cultivated farmland overlooks the ocean, with a house designed by Mr. Jaffe and rescued from persistent erosion through ecologically sustainable means by Mr. LaGuardia’s firm.
Tickets, at $225 ($175 for Parrish members), include the symposium and garden tours. Ticket purchasers at the sponsor level, $350 and above, will also have access to a private cocktail reception hosted by Richard Schimel and Tanhya Vancho at their Sagaponack residence.
The garden tours will take place regardless of inclement weather.