First it was a music festival, then a film festival, and now it has been announced that the East End will have its own professional garden show.
The Hampton Garden Festival will be held at Dune Alpin Farm in East Hampton from June 21 through June 29. The event will benefit the Harbor for Girls and Boys, the inner-city program whose summer camp is on Three Mile Harbor. The Harbor will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year.
This is the first time a professional gardening show of this type has been held on the South Fork, and it will be a community event involving local growers, landscape companies, nursery gardens, and related operations from the East End and elsewhere.
The plan is to have at least 12 individual gardens designed by prestigious landscape gardeners on display.
Charlotte Moss and Luly Duke will be co-chairwomen of the event, Barry Friedberg will be the corporate chairman, and David Murbach will be the on-site manager. Dale Booher and Lisa Stamm of Shelter Island have agreed to serve as architectural consultants and Marjorie Rosen will be a garden consultant.
There will be an opening-night dinner dance on June 21, under a tent at Dune Alpin.
The public relations the firm of Uffland Jannes at 400 East 52nd Street in Manhattan can give more information.