The Hamptons Horticultural Alliance hosts the Julie Moir Messervy conference


The Hamptons Horticultural Alliance is hosting two events in Bridgehampton this month and both are open to the public.

Gardener and landscape designer and author Julie Moir Messervy will present “The Designer’s Way: Creating Gardens (and Lives) of Beauty and Meaning” on Sunday January 12 at 2 pm in the auditorium of Bridgehampton Community House.

Ms. Messervy will share the principles and processes by which she lives to visualize, design and build personal and private landscapes, according to HAH. Using her company’s projects as case studies, she interweaves personal stories with design theory and perspectives, as well as before and after and tips that apply to creating a beautiful garden and a happy life.

Ms. Messervy studied landscaping with prominent Japanese gardener Kinsaku Nakane in Kyoto, first as a Henry Luce scholar, then as a member of the Japan Foundation. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and an MA in Architecture and an MA in Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His most recent book is “New Landscaping Ideas That Work” (The Taunton Press, January 2018).

Admission to the conference is $ 10, or free for HAH members.

Next, on Saturday January 18, from noon to 1 p.m., the HAH Garden Book Review Group will meet in the HAH John LoGerfo Library inside the Bridgehampton Community House by the School Street entrance.

It is not necessary to have read the books, but this meeting the discussion topics will be “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants” by Douglas W. Tallamy, “The Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance “by Ken Druse and” Trees in Art “by Charles Watkins.

Discussion is free.

Visit or call 631-537-2223 for details.


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