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The New American Garden:
The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden

At The Manes Family Art & Education Center
August 3 - September 10

Boxwood Farm, ongoing since 1995, Brookville, New York; photograph © Richard Felber, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The New American Garden: The Landscape Architecture of Oehme, van Sweden is the inaugural exhibition for The Manes Center. A traveling photographic exhibition organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the exhibition chronicles the careers and influence of Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden who revolutionized landscape architecture with the creation of a type of garden characterized by large swaths of grasses and fields of perennials. An example of this new and robust American garden can be seen on Long Island at Americana Manhasset, the luxury shopping destination. There are also residential commissions in Water Mill and Sagaponack, among other Long Island communities. The New American Garden exhibition features 52 contemporary and newly commissioned photographs of important residential, civic and commercial projects. To learn more about the two pioneering landscape architects and The New American Garden, visit the dedicated website https://tclf.org/sites/default/files/microsites/new-american-garden/index.html.