Tour an Established Wainscott Garden
As most dedicated gardeners know, creativity and a collaborative spirit can keep a lush landscape vibrant for a lifetime. This highly textured garden belonging to Dr. Allen Logerquist, an infectious-disease specialist in New York City, proves how a personal paradise can be created in a small space—and have staying power. “It was one of the first gardens that I designed on my own and fully implemented,” says Bridgehampton-based landscape designer Joseph Tyree, who credits Logerquist’s Midwest upbringing and related love of plants for his continued successes in the garden. “This was more of a team process. And it’s nice when a client buys plants and actually plants them himself!”
Now that the garden is nearly 20 years old, people familiar with the property look for the witch hazels heralding spring in March and the late-blooming hydrangeas of deep summer as they drive by the hidden oasis. “It has held up well,” says Tyree, “due principally to Allen’s continuing contribution, which cannot be underestimated. It’s his garden now.”
A version of this article appeared in the August 1 2012 issue of HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens) with the headline: Hidden Gem.