And Then There Was One

The Landscape Pleasures tours, focusing on celebrated East End gardens, will be on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and are self-guided
The gardens on the Landscape Pleasures tour on Sunday include, above, Jan and Randy Slifka’s in East Hampton Village and below, a Water Mill waterfront property.

With the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons and Guild Hall officially out of the garden tour game, the Parrish Art Museum now has the distinction of being the last garden tour standing on the South Fork. Its weekend of talks by landscape architects, a benefit cocktail party, and the tour itself will take place tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Landscape Pleasures tours, focusing on celebrated East End gardens, will be on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and are self-guided. The gardens include several in Southampton Village, among them Hollyhock, at the home of Mary Ann Tighe and Dr. David Hidalgo. Also on the tour is Jan and Randy Slifka’s garden in East Hampton Village. The designers include Roxine Brown at Hrmonia, Inc., Oehme, van Sweden and Associates, Sawyer/Berson, Bruce Kelly, and Quincy Hammond.

Kate Orff, the founder of Scape, a New York City-based landscape architecture firm, will kick off the weekend, speaking at 6 p.m. tomorrow on the overall effect of landscape design on communities. A conversation with Alex Matthiessen, the president of the Blue Marble Project, an environmental advocacy group, and a longtime South Fork resident, will follow. 

A symposium will be the centerpiece of events on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring talks by Mikyoung Kim, Martha Schwartz, and Peter Wirtz, landscape architects with international practices. Ms. Kim, the design director of Mikyoung Kim Design, won several awards for the ChonGae Canal Restoration Project, a waterway redevelopment in Seoul, South Korea, that created a seven-mile green corridor in an area once dominated by an elevated highway. 

Ms. Schwartz, the founder of Martha Schwartz Partners, is known for incorporating environmentally sustainable features into urban landscapes. Her firm was recently hired to transform an area in central Moscow into a more walkable space for pedestrians. 

Mr. Wirtz is the head of the Belgium-based Wirtz International Landscape Architects, which has been commissioned to design high-profile projects such as Les Jardins du Carrousel at the Louvre in Paris and Jubilee Park in the Canary Wharf district of London. 

Tickets for the Friday night program, Saturday lectures, and garden tours are $200 for members and $250 for others. Tickets for these programs as well as Saturday’s cocktail party start at $400, with benefactor’s tickets at $1,000. Tickets can be purchased on the museum’s website.

Hollyhock, at the Southampton Village home of Mary Ann Tighe and Dr. David Hidalgo (its treehouse is below)Lauren Coleman