Hamptons Gardens: Full Bloom

Jack deLashmet's Lush New Tome Collects the Exclusive Neighborhood's Most Prized Landscapes

In true Hamptons fashion, landscaping guru Jack deLashmet came up with the idea for his new book Hamptons Gardens, previewed above, at a dinner party. “Christy Ferer always has very interesting people around,” he says of his former client and longtime friend. “You might be sitting across from Katie Couric, you never know.” Luckily, DeLashmet happened to be breaking bread with, in his words, “the best gardeners around.” Published by Assouline, the resulting celebration of East End Long Island gardening features images of such legendary vistas as Grey Gardens and the work of green-fingered celebrities including Russell Page and Miranda Brooks. Having made a study of Hamptons horticulture, DeLashmet is uniquely qualified to select the most impressive specimens, whose owners just so happen to have a knack with other aesthetic pursuits: “Anna Wintour has an incredible garden and Calvin Klein has the most beautiful native garden,” he says. “A lot of people consider Judith Leiber’s to be the best garden in the neighborhood—she could open it for tours.”  

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