The Gardens of Long Island, a Talk by Constance Haydock, Landscape Architect, P.C.

February 21, 2012

Permission granted: Constance Haddock

Permission granted: Constance Haddock

Gatsby and Beyond: The Fabled Gardens of Long Island’s Gold Coast, A Talk Sponsored by The New York Botanical Garden

Originally comprising vast areas of the North Shore of Long Island, the Gold Coast was a favorite retreat of the rich and famous.  Beginning around the turn of the century and through the 1930’s, the North Shore was the place to be for some of the most notable Americans.  Along with grand houses, they built elaborate gardens, hiring such prominent architects and landscape architects as Delano and Aldrich, Carriere and Hastings, the Olmsted Brothers, Beatrix Farrand, and Ellen Biddle Shipman.  Discover such superbly designed gardens as Old Westbury Gardens, Planting Fields, and Oheka Castle as they were originally built, and learn about their history, design, and present condition.

The Speaker:    CeCe Haydock is a graduate of Princeton University (BA English), and received her masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry.  After working for the New York City Parks Department, she worked for the firm, Innocenti and Webel in Locust Valley, NY, before starting her own practice, Constance T. Haydock, Landscape Architect, P.C.  For the past 25 years, she has been working on predominately residential projects, as well as municipal parks and commercial sites.  After completing her research on Edith Wharton and Roman villas in 2007 at the American Academy in Rome, she has lectured and written on the topic for Old Westbury Gardens, Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland, Temple Ambler University, Princeton University, and the Edith Wharton Society.

Currently, CeCe is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited, and is enlarging her practice to focus on sustainability and “green” building.  She is a national and chapter member of the US Green Building Council, as well as a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, Old Westbury Gardens and the Planting Fields Foundation.


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