As a young girl, The Secret Garden was one of my favorite films. The Secret Garden inspired me to explore my backyard and the woods in my neighborhood in pursuit of a magical garden, like the one in the film. Regrettably, my childhood adventures never lead me to a place as magical as the garden depicted in the 1993 film.
All that changed when I entered the LongHouse Reserve this summer in East Hampton. The home of Jack Lenor Larson, internationally renowned textile designer, the LongHouse Reserve is a sprawling 16 acres of beautiful gardens, pools and Mr. Larson’s gorgeous 13,00 sqft house. Committed to art and design, Mr Larson incorporates beautiful sculptures from world renowned artists into his immaculately manicured gardens.
Total, I spent two mesmerizing hours at The LongHouse Reserve only to find myself not wanting to leave. Unfortunately, summer hours are 2-5pm, Wednesday through Sunday, so plan accordingly.
Below are some of my favorite pieces from the reserve.
The home of Jack Larsen himself.
Dale Chihuly’s beautiful glass sculptures accent the natural beauty of the LongHouse Reserve gardens.
I couldn’t resist jumping in this picture. I absolutely LOVE elephants, especially when you can tell they are happy…