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Yugen – A Japanese Garden Where You Least Expect It

THE ADDRESS OF YŪGEN is a closely guarded secret. I didn’t even know of its existence in the backwoods of East Hampton, N.Y., until it appeared in the 2017 catalogue of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program, open for just … Continue reading

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Garden Envy in Amagansett

The heavenly tented pool pavilion I COULD GO IN AND OUT of grand oceanfront estates all day long, then come back to my humble cottage and still be happy with the place. I can wander five hedged, manicured, topiaried, statued, … Continue reading

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Discovering More of Philadelphia

I LOVE GOING WHERE I’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE, particularly when it’s to older neighborhoods as lovely and green as Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy. The 19th century houses, many made of stone, have front porches and deep yards — somewhat Southern in … Continue reading

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Playing Tourist in Philly

The brand-new LeMeridien in Center City TODAY BEGAN WITH COFFEE AND A CROISSANT at the Reading Terminal Market, an indoor foodie paradise the likes of which no city should be without (though I know of no other such place anywhere) … Continue reading

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Dianne B’s Enchanted Acre

LAST SATURDAY, even though I felt like sh*t (flu-like symptoms from a prophylactic tetanus shot the day before), I dragged myself to the village of East Hampton to get a first-hand view of the fabled gardening talents of Dianne B, … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: The Barefoot Contessa’s Garden

TAKE A PEEK behind the massive privet hedge at the Barefoot Contessa’s East Hampton garden. I did that on Wednesday. It was open to the public for a few hours as part of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program, to benefit … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Artist’s Way in Springs

THIS GARDEN BELONGS TO ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS here in Springs. Like so many people around here, Margaret Kerr is an artist. Her medium is brick. The garden surrounding her cedar-shingled 1970s house was inspired, she told me, by a … Continue reading

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