Garden Dialogues: Connecticut
On April 27th, June 29th and 30th, get exclusive access to private gardens in Connecticut and hear directly from the designers and their clients about their collaborative process.
How do clients and designers work together? What makes for a great, enduring collaboration? Garden Dialogues provides unique opportunities for small groups to visit some of today’s most beautiful gardens created by some of the most accomplished designers currently in practice.
Saturday, April 27th, 2 to 3:30pm | New Canaan
A: New Canaan Residence
Marcel Breuer’s restored 1951 home features an addition by Toshiko Mori and a 3-acre landscape by Andrew Moore of Quennell Rothschild & Partners. The house, gardens, and pool maintain a seamless connection between the original architectural fabric and new design, incorporating mature trees and existing stone walls into discrete courtyards and shade gardens, planted with fragrant magnolias, ferns and diverse groundcovers.
Saturday, June 29th, 10 to 11am | Greenwich
B: Belle Haven
The meticulous beauty of this elegant three-acre property in exclusive Belle Haven is due to a careful collaboration between the landscape architect and property owner. The site’s strong axial line runs from the entrance drive to a serene pool and is richly articulated with boxwood, plane and tulip trees, stone and other features.
Sunday, June 30th, 4 to 5:30pm | Greenwich
C: On the Water
In Greenwich, a secluded inlet on Long Island Sound has been transformed into a lush, contemporary landscape. The design’s strong axial lines feature stone paths and elegant granite terraces with grass jointing that creates a verdant framework. There are contemplative seating areas to relax and watch the sunset, an area for tennis, a loggia for outdoor eating, and a pool.