Garden Inspiration: Hamptons Garden of Peter Marino

Gorgeous lush garden with lavender in Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

Inernationally acclaimed architect Peter Marino’s

description of his mature garden just may woo you

even before glimpsing beautiful images of it:

“…the culmination of 21 years of my Saturdays…

a private passion, a healing.”

21 years of Saturdays is…1,092 days…#devotion

The starchitect’s enchanting Hamptons Garden

is alive with lush plantings and 42 sculptures

by Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne,

and when asked by Architectural Digest

about the collection, he replied:

“The Lalannes’s surreal qualities and sense of humor are the two qualities that I wanted my gardens to share. In every sense, the blooming gardens are totally surreal, and I purposely let them get overgrown so they don’t look too serious.”

(You may have been killed softly by some

Lalanne lovely in yesterday’s fantasy

tour of a Paris apartment by

Joseph Dirand.)

Designer: Peter Marino

Source: Architectural Digest and Vogue

Photography: Jason Schmidt


image above:

The purple garden at the front of the house is divided into beds edged with miniature rhododendrons and filled with nepeta, heliotrope, and verbena; the fountain was found in Bordeaux,

and is surrounded by ‘Anah Kruschke’ rhododendrons.

Gorgeous lush garden and house in Hamptons,  Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

“The French use gardens to show grandeur and the English to show how things have endured for hundreds of years, but for me they’re all about fantasy.” (Peter Marino to Vogue)

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino with Lalanne duck sculpture
A Lalanne duck beneath a silver maple

Do you like hydrangea? The fantasy gardener does too.

More than a thousand plants form a border

around his home.

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
A bronze gingko-leaf bench by Claude Lalanne is flanked by ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangeas.

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
Peter Marino’s inspiring Hamptons garden

1920s Dallas home
Photo by Matthew Millman/Architectural Digest

Above is an incredible 1929 Dallas home
Peter Marino revamped, and you may be familiar
with his renovation work on the famous
Crespi-Hicks Estate (below) in Dallas by architect
Maurice Fatio.

Crispi Hicks estate in Dallas
Crespi-Hicks Estate in Dallas

Wrought iron staircase and sculpture in Crispi Hicks Dallas estate
Crespi-Hicks Estate in Dallas

Find more of Peter Marino’s lovely garden

in a beautiful new book from Rizzoli

I can’t wait to get my hands on.

Maybe you’ll want to add it

to your cart, yes?

Hamptons garden of Peter Marino
The Garden of Peter Marino

Care to see more Marino magic?

Stay tuned, greenthumbs.

Have you been busy in your own garden?

I have! This woodland fairy is

hopelessly garden-impaired (and finds

herself without a single Lalanne sculpture),

but she does enjoy whispering to lavender 

and box as she helps her

lil’ French courtyard awaken

from its long winter’s rest.

Peace to you right where you are.

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