We have the continuing honor of effecting a dynamic garden revision for this historic Tudor-style beloved family summer home of over 50 years, in East Hampton, New York.
The garden, originally designed by Dorothy Webel in the 1960's, although well tended and thoughtfully further developed by its owners, had been affected by storms over the years and had lost some of its rhythm of vision.
The addition of deer fencing was critical, and specific plantings were chosen to camouflage its perimeter. Existing priceless rhododendron, azalea, birch, euonymus alatus, and other specimens were expertly moved around the property to rebalance the overall design, and perennial beds dug, redesigned and replanted, alternating geometric formality with freeform plantings. The serpentine wall in the rear garden, and long borders throughout the property, though populated with different combinations of plantings, have a visual musicality.
Color and texture are key, with continuing varied displays from Memorial day through Thanksgiving.