SEPTEMBER 11 & 12, 2021






Patrick Cullina and Deborah Nevins present at the Symposium,

Ugo Rondinone’s garden is among those on the tour.


Benefit Committee sponsors enjoy cocktails at Fairwind, Southampton

Winds Way Farm. Photo: Courtesy Winds Way Farm


WATER MILL, NY 8/31/21—On September 11 and 12, the Parrish Art Museum holds the 37th annual Landscape Pleasures horticultural event, a benefit for the Museum. The weekend includes self-guided tours on Saturday of exquisite gardens on Long Island’s North Fork, and a symposium on Sunday with award-winning horticulturist Patrick Cullina and renowned landscape designer Deborah Nevins. Landscape Pleasures ticket purchasers at the Sponsor level and above will be invited for cocktails at Fairwind, the stunning Southampton Village garden of Audrey and Martin Gruss. Tickets to join the Benefit Committee and sponsor level forLandscape Pleasures begin at $400, which include an invitation to the Saturday evening cocktail party; garden tours and symposium tickets are $200 for Museum Members/$250 for Non-Members.


Please visit the Museum’s website for COVID guidelines.



Saturday, September 11, 10 AM–3 PM, North Fork, Long Island

Participate in self-guided tours with exclusive access to four extraordinary gardens on the North Fork: The Landcraft Garden Foundation, Winds Way Farm, the garden of Conni Cross, and the garden of Ugo Rondinone.Upon registration, guests will be provided with maps and information on each garden.


Symposium: Sunday, September 12, 9 AM–12:30 PM

The symposium features talks by two leaders in the field. Patrick Cullina is a horticulturist, landscape designer, photographer, lecturer, and organizational consultant with more than 25 years of experience in landscape design. He is dedicated to the innovative and sensitive integration of plants and materials into a diverse range of compelling designs, drawing inspiration from the both the natural world and constructed environments.

Deborah Nevins creates landscapes that extend beyond simply beautiful. Her firm realized projects around the world, including The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, in collaboration with The Renzo Piano Building Workshop, as well as private estates. Nevins works with fragile natural environments using indigenous plant communities that are in harmony with the local ecology, particularly with wetlands and protected areas in Long Island, New England, and the West.


Benefit Committee Cocktail Party: Saturday, September 11, 5:30–7:30 PM

Join us for cocktails hosted by Audrey and Martin Gruss at Fairwind—an homage to the elegant estates of Southampton’s past. The auspicious property features specimen trees, charming outbuildings, a cutting garden, an orchard, and a succession of garden rooms. An excellent collection of outdoor contemporary sculpture adds a lively modern touch to this well-established garden.


Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence.  The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.



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