Garden Dialogues 2016: New York-Connecticut

Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2016: New York-Connecticut

Garden Dialogues 2016: New York-Connecticut
Jul 31, 2016
Millerton, NY
United States


On July 31, get exclusive access to private gardens in New York and 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.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.


Millerton Estate. Photo courtesy of Larry Weaner

Sunday, July 31, 10:00am to 2:00pm |  Millerton, New York, and Salisbury, Connecticut

Two Distinguished Residential Estates along the New York-Northern Connecticut border

Larry Weaner of Larry Weaner Landscape Associates

In the bucolic region along the New York-northern Connecticut border, two hillside properties, each with expansive views of the surrounding countryside, offer insight into the dynamic synergy that can occur between formal design traditions, natural landscapes, and clients and designers highly versed in horticulture and native flora. Hear firsthand how these clients, their designer, and property staff embraced this synergy and developed alternative but complementary approaches for each site. The day begins at a large estate in Millerton, NY, where a nuanced treatment in which formal planting arrangements, complemented by dramatic stonework, progress out subtly into the surrounding landscape and dissolve gradually into designed meadows and carefully managed woodlands. Bring a boxed lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

In the afternoon, the Dialogue continues at a contemporary property in nearby Salisbury, Connecticut. Explore designed natural landscapes, including a dramatic 40-acre meadow and shrub lands as well as enhanced woodlands, run immediately up to and envelop a Georgian mansion with stately formal gardens. The property owner, who has won national awards and recognition for management of her estate, will be joined by her on-staff horticulturalist in this Dialogue.

Each approach, in its own way responsive to client interests, architecture, and site character, provides a unique opportunity to see how a landscape designer integrates formal aesthetic traditions with ecological function and diverse habitats across a large scale. The results are dynamic, engaging landscapes that embody how human vision and spirit can fuse with the patterns and processes of nature.

4.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors, tickets for Garden Dialogues are tax deductible and proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Cultural Landscape Foundation.


Refund Policy:
Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:
Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 90% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)
Less than two (2) weeks in advance but up to seven (7) days prior: 70%
No refunds will be made for cancellations seven (7) days prior to event
No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).
Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.



Millerton, NY 12546
United States