Guild Hall’s Garden as Art Tour

The tour will take in five private gardens
Fred Stelle will open up his North Haven garden on Guild Hall’s Garden as Art tour Saturday. Durell Godfrey

Eco-friendly gardens will be the focus of this year’s Garden as Art tour, an annual benefit for Guild Hall. The event begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast at Guild Hall and a panel discussion moderated by Edwina von Gal.

The subject of the talk will be similar in theme to the tour, i.e., landscape care that is chemical and pesticide free. Afterward there will be a book signing by the participants: Sean O’Neill, Stephen Orr, Eric Fleisher, Diane Lewis, and Paul Tukey.

The tour will take in five private gardens, three in East Hampton and two on North Haven, among them the gardens of the artist David Salle and the architect Fred Stelle. In addition, there will be opportunities to consult with landscape professionals about toxin-free practices.

Tickets start at $125 for the tour ($100 for museum members) and increase to include a cocktail party the night before the tour at a private house and a lunch on the day of the tour. Tickets are available at