Lanscapers Enhance the Hamptons
by tara baird
Paula Hayes is an artist who also designs gardens.
Goldberg & Rodler
This family-owned firm has been creating beautiful outdoor living spaces in the Hamptons and the surrounding area since 1958. The full-service company comprises six landscape designers, arborists, and property managers to raise every outdoor aspect of a property to its full potential—from preserving trees to property upkeep to magnificent blooms. 216 E. Main St., Huntington, 271-6460
Gunn Landscape Architecture
“Our designs in the Hamptons tend to have a comfortable, playful air to them,” says Alec Gunn. This carefree feel meets functionality when it comes to picking plant varieties. “We try and use native plants whenever possible,” says Gunn. 26 Cedar Lane, Remsenburg, 212-988-7065
LaGuardia combines “firmness, commodity, and delight,” says Frederick Stelle, founding principal of Stelle Architects, which works collaboratively with the landscaping firm. Founder and principal landscape architect Christopher LaGuardia agrees: The look is “tasteful avant-garde,” he explains. While LaGuardia mainly designs residential properties in the Hamptons, the firm is also known for its work on The 1770 House and East Hampton Point. 860 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 726-1403
Landscape Details, Inc.
Founded in 2000 by Michael Derrig, simplicity and manageability of design has been a stronghold of the firm. The Sag Harbor landscaper’s projects, which feature “geometric shapes and bursts of color,” are enhanced by his work with outdoor lighting, flower gardens, gates, fences, pergolas, and trellises. 1796 Sag Harbor Tpk., Sag Harbor, 725-0018
Through her designs, Linda Ardigo attempts to “weave [clients’] lifestyles into beauty and surround [them] with some wonder,” she says. Her gardens often take on themes, from “Meditation & Yoga” to “Formal French.” Bridgehampton, 537-3600
Influenced by her work as a sculptor, Paula Hayes approaches landscape design as “an artist who also designs gardens”—blending art and nature. Hayes utilizes a wide variety of such vibrant plants as juniper, Russian sage, and Japanese maple trees in her creations. 718-855-7733
Perry Guillot Inc.
Drawing inspiration from his upbringing in Louisiana and the abundant natural resources of the East End, Perry Guillot creates exquisite projects—“landscapes that are planted, not built,” he explains. “I strive for the ‘less is more’ approach.” 1865 N. Sea Road, Southampton, 283-2839
Reel Point Property Management
“Our passion is to make every property we work on have its own identity and to offer ideas and solutions to take it to the next level,” says founder Ted Newman. Frequently servicing the Hamptons, Reel Point provides reliable full-service estate care. 603-5279
Terradesign Studio Inc.
This studio focuses on three major elements when approaching a project: design, ecology, and sustainability. The landscapers strive to enhance the environment of the site in a way that is aesthetically pleasing and perpetuating. 78 Main St., Sag Harbor, 725-4700
Unlimited Earth Care
Founder Frederico Azevedo studied landscape design and architecture in Brazil and England and now offers an international perspective on design. Open-minded Hamptonites get the most out of his innovative ideas inspired by past travels—many of which result in pretty floral groupings. 2249 Scuttle Hole Road, Bridgehampton, 725-7551