The Gardener's Vision in Uncovering the Spirit of Place
Noted landscape architect Jack deLashmet's irreverent musings, "Diary of a Mad Gardener," appeared regularly in "Hampton's Magazine" and serve as the basis for his sought-after lectures across the country. His current talk focuses on the making of his new book, Hamptons Gardens, including the criteria used for the various gardens' inclusion. His talk includes an emphasis on two aspects of today's gardens: the personal and often idiosyncratic vision in the making of a garden and landscape and the understanding and role of the location's distinctive atmosphere or "spirit of place" as the guiding design force behind the development of a garden's design. An afternoon tea will follow the presentation when the entertaining Mr. deLashmet will talk informally and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.