October 4, 2019

2019 Longhouse Reserve Landscape Awards Luncheon

The LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, New York, continues to recognize horticultural leaders in landscape design, garden direction, and publication.

Not long ago, I attended the 2019 Longhouse Reserve Landscape Awards Luncheon. LongHouse Reserve is a not-for-profit art museum, sculpture garden, and art education organization. It was founded by Jack Lenor Larsen, internationally known textile designer, collector, and author, whose works are displayed in museum collections around the world. This year, I was asked to present the Garden Direction Award to Charles and Kathleen Marder - owners of Marders located in nearby Bridgehampton - a fabulous nursery specializing in rare and unusual plant material and one of the few national companies with the ability to successfully transport giant trees. I’ve been buying from Kathleen and Charlie for many years and was delighted to present them with such a wonderful award. The biennial ceremony also honored author, gardener, and seed saving advocate Amy Goldman Fowler, garden designer Lynden Miller, and landscape architect Thomas Woltz.

Enjoy these photos.