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Leslie Rose Close

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This garden doesn’t just grow. It explodes. At the start of the season it’s a study in orderliness—a neat rectangle, halved, then quartered by intersecting paths. Spiky little onions march in neat rows. Small clumps of strawberries prepare to puff up and spread out. Trellises and support structures grab a brief opportunity to reveal their […]

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Robert Jakob and David White

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I hadn’t been to Robert Jakob and David White’s garden since it was last on the Landscape Pleasures tour in 1997. I know I had felt then that it was probably my favorite garden on the East End because it seemed so intensely personal and idiosyncratic.

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Andrew Sabin and Lei Shen

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Do not pause too long in admiration of the finely pruned weeping willow at the rear of the house, whose proportions are as admirable as those of the magic tree at the center of blue willow ware or, as I did, when I reviewed in mid-spring enviously taking in a huge, alluring display of purple hellebores.

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Private Southampton Estate

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With its mature plantings and lush flower gardens, this estate on Great Plains Road blends in seamlessly with the other venerable grandes dames that beckon behind the signature hedgerows. So it’s hard to imagine that only a short time ago the three-acre property was a vacant, flat, barren lot with nary a tree or bush in sight.

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