Parrish Art Museum’s Landscape Pleasures horticultural event


From Friday June 10 to Sunday June 12, the Parrish Art Museum presents Pleasures of the landscape, starting with a film screening and a conference open to the public. Guests registered for the annual horticultural event are invited to attend the symposium on Saturday, featuring renowned landscape architects, and walk through the self-guided private gardens on Sunday.

The Saturday symposium at the Museum features leaders in architecture and landscape design David Hocker, Laurie Olin and Joe Wahler. On Sunday, attendees enjoy self-guided tours of five extraordinary private gardens in the East End. Tickets of Pleasures of the landscape from $200 for Museum members/$250 for non-members, and includes symposium admission and garden tours.

The weekend begins Friday at 6:00 p.m., the Parrish will screen the film The gardener, co-presented with Hamptons DocFest. The documentary tells the story of The Four Winds, the 20-acre English-style garden and summer estate created by influential gardener and planter Frank Cabot. Directed by Sébastien Chabot, the film reflects on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with horticulturist Alicia Whitaker, past president of the Hamptons Horticultural Alliance. Admission is $15 for the general public; $5 for Museum members and students. Registration is required and attendees are encouraged to visit for COVID-19 guidelines.


Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY

8h00-9h00 Continental breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Symposium


Laurie Olin, Associate, OLIN, Distinguished Teacher, Author and Renowned Landscape Architect,

will present “Steering from Pole to Pole: Forces at Play in Making Contemporary Landscapes”

David Hocker, Founder and Principal Designer, HOCKER, will present “Capturing the Spirit of the Modern Garden”. Hocker extracts influence from surrounding architecture and contextual influences to create outdoor spaces with a clear aesthetic.

Joe Wahler, Principal at STIMSON, a leader in progressive design, application of materials and detailing, and execution of innovative and performative landscapes, will present “Relationships in Making Gardens for our Time”

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is recommended. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable and non-refundable. This event requires all attendees to show proof of full vaccination. Wearing a mask is encouraged when not eating or drinking.

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