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Guild Hall The Garden As Art

Some of the most spectacular gardens and homes in the Hamptons were part of The Guild Hall Garden as Art annual event and tour. Festivities began on Friday evening with a marvelous cocktail party at the home of Alice and Allan Ryan. Then on Saturday morning guests enjoyed a continental breakfast, lecture and presentation in the John Drew Theater with moderator Paul Goldberger, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and former Architecture Critic for The New Yorker. The panelists included landscape designer Edwina von Gal and landscape architect Edmund Hollander, along with residential architects Lee Skolnick and Annabelle Selldorf.

Some of the most spectacular gardens and homes in the Hamptons were part of The Guild Hall Garden as Art annual event and tour. Festivities began on Friday evening with a marvelous cocktail party at the home of Alice and Allan Ryan. Then on Saturday morning guests enjoyed a continental breakfast, lecture and presentation in the John Drew Theater with moderator Paul Goldberger, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair and former Architecture Critic for The New Yorker. The panelists included landscape designer Edwina von Gal and landscape architect Edmund Hollander, along with residential architects Lee Skolnick and Annabelle Selldorf.

Darlene Leibman, Doris Liebman

The discussion was followed by a magnificent luncheon catered by Citarella for the co-chairs and benefactors at "Mostly Dune," the ocean front home of Doris Liebman. Guests then took a self-guided tour of eight diverse and lush gardens that demonstrated the harmonic relationship between landscape architecture and home architecture. The picture perfect weather helped to make the day an enormous success, but with a bitter-sweet flavor as Nina Gillman, the popular and charming Garden as Art Committee Chair and founding member, announced her retirement. She however promised she will continue to be on hand to support future tours. P. Christiano
August 24, 2013
Photography: Barry Gordin
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Peter Bickford, Greg McCarthy, Ruth Appelhof, Laura Perrotti

Amy Ma, Andy Sabin with Geisha and Panda
Carol Phillips, Doris Liebman
Bart & Jane Shallot, Nina Gillman
Peter Olsen, Lys Marigold
Jack Lenor Larsen, Doris Liebman
Paul Goldberger, Cheryl Minikes
Paul Goldberger, Nina Gillman, Dianne B.
Greg McCarthy, Ruth Appelhof, Peter Bickford
Charles Fischler, Roxine Brown
David E. Seeler
Tristana Waltz

 

Annabelle Selldorf, Edwina von Gal, Ruth Appelhof, Nina Gillman,Paul Goldberger,Edmund Hollander
Michelle Murphy Strada, Edwina von Gal