The annual LongHouse Reserve Landscape Award will be presented on Sept. 17 to a firm of Washington, D.C., landscape architects whose low-maintenance blend of indigenous and cultivated elements is well represented in East Hampton. Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, the designers of several important gardens here, will be honored at a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After lunch, Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies and a previous recipient of the landscape award, will moderate a discussion between Todd Forrest of the New York Botanical Garden and Kris Jarantoski of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Both gardens are clients of Oehme, van Sweden.
Tickets begin at $100 for LongHouse members, $150 otherwise. A $250 ticket includes a signed copy of “The Artful Garden” by James van Sweden and Tom Christopher. For $500, patrons will also be treated to dinner the night before, on Friday, Sept. 16, at Carole and Alex Rosenberg’s house in Water Mill.
The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will sponsor two events this weekend. On Saturday, Daniel J. Hinkley, a world-traveling plant collector, will speak on “From the World to Your Garden” and “The World Condensed: The Gardens of Windcliff.” His talks will be followed by a panel discussion with the horticulturalists David Seeler, Elizabeth Lear, Pam Healy, and Dennis Schrader, all familiar names on the East End.
The 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event, to be held at LTV Studios in Wainscott, honors the legacy of Paul Karish, a founding member of the alliance.
Admission, which includes morning refreshments and a box lunch, is $125, or $100 for members. Payment in advance is required, either through the alliance office or by check; a form can be downloaded at hahgarden.com. Attendees should specify a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the alliance will sponsor an illustrated lecture, “Designing with Shrubs.” Lorraine Ballato will discuss the use of easy-maintenance shrubs, both new and traditional varieties, with an emphasis on color and deer resistance. She is a freelance garden writer and a lecturer and teacher at the New York Botanical Garden.
Her talk will take place at the Bridgehampton Community House and costs $10. It is free for members.
The Horticultural Alliance will not hold its end-of-summer garden sale this year.