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Recently, Oehme, van Sweden Principal Eric Groft had the pleasure of revisiting the garden of John and Regina Scully, a project he completed a few years ago. The Scully garden is located high on a Louse Point bluff looking over Gardiners Bay in Amagansett. John and Regina Scully were home having come from their native San Francisco to enjoy the fall color of eastern Long Island.

Scully Home

The Scully Home

Scully Home - View

The View Over Gardiners Bay

Scully Home - Terrace

The Terrace

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On Saturday, August 28, Oehme van Sweden Principal Eric Groft participated in the “Garden as Art: Designers Choice” talk and tour in East Hampton, New York. The event, sponsored by Guild Hall in East Hampton, featured gardens selected by prominent East End garden designers. The Rifkind garden in Amagansett, designed by Mr. Groft for Oehme van Sweden, was one of six residential gardens showcased on the tour.

Guild Hall

Guild Hall, East Hampton New York

The Garden as Art tour is an annual event that has become a weekend-long celebration of gardening in the Hamptons. This year, the festivities included a pre-tour cocktail party on Friday night at a the home of MaryJane Brocks in East Hampton; a continental breakfast at Guild Hall on Saturday morning featuring two illustrated lectures—“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” by Mr. Groft and “A Botanic Garden by Design” by Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scott Medbury; as well as a luncheon at the waterfront home and garden of Dorian and Gary Fuhrman on Hook Pond, in East Hamtpon on Saturday afternoon.

Barbara Slifka

Barbara Slifka Introducing Eric Groft's Lecture

Oehme, van Sweden has undertaken a number of landscape architecture projects in the Hamptons spanning the past several decades. The Rifkind garden was designed by Eric Groft in 1992 and the objective was to capture the feeling of farmland turned to meadow. The naturalistic style of design used in the project has stood the test of time well, and 20 years later, the homeowners continue to enjoy the beauty of their garden.

Eric Groft

Eric Groft giving his "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" Lecture

* All photographs courtesy of the East Hampton Star

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Danieli Garden

The 24th Annual ARF Hampton Garden Tour, benefiting the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, was held on Saturday, June 19th. Eight gardens were featured, all in the Springs/Amagansett area of the Town of East Hampton, New York. One of these, the Anna Danieli Garden in the Springs, was the focus of “Hamptons Haven,” an article in the April 2010 issue of Garden Design magazine. Eric D. Groft of Oehme, van Sweden, was the Principal in charge of design of the Danieli garden. Eric, along with nurseryman Holger Winenga of Garden Treasure Nursery, led the tour of the Danieli garden and answered questions.

The day culminated with a cocktail party in the garden of Randy and Jan Slifka in East Hampton, also designed by Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. The Slifka property features a cutting garden filled with a collection of dahlias, a 40’ lily pool adjacent to the screened in porch, a pool for lap swimming, jacuzzi, foxglove border and peony collection.

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