Garden Gallery: Maxwell’s Hamptons Garden

maxwell gillingham ryan summer garden

I have this funny sensation as I write about this garden — I’m writing about my boss’s home (should I watch what I say?)….but it is weird to think of Maxwell Gillingham Ryan in that way.  Yes, I do write for the website that he started – Apartment Therapy – but what he has created is a fantastically inspiring team of people and he is a truly admirable leader (and I’m not just saying that because, you know, he is technically my boss)….and I just don’t think of it as a boss-employee kind of thing.

The fact is, I’ve never even met Maxwell…the business is run nearly completely online.  I’d like to, I’d like to visit his garden in the Hamptons….it’s been featured in the NY Times today and it is a charming place that exudes everything that Maxwell espouses.  Relaxed design,  approachability, and a can-do attitude toward creating the living space that best suits you.

The whole article is well worth reading and there are lots more pictures of the garden and the interior.

images by Eric Striffler for The New York Times

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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