The annual Gardener's Party at Wave Hill is one of the high points in our social calendar. We were invited by Adam Rose and Peter McQuillan, who are very generous in their support of all things horticultural.
Drinking and shopping is a great fundraising formula so they hold a plant sale and silent auction during cocktail hour. I admired this Jackpot at the silent auction, designed by Jack Lenor Larsen for Seibert and Rice and planted up with an Agave plant.
John and I bought this little Hydrangea Sargentiana at the plant sale / cocktail hour. It will go in the garden this weekend.
When the party moved inside for the dinner and live auction, I was very impressed with the clear plastic tent - so expansive under the twilight sky.
This Marten house was on the block. Made of wood reclaimed from the garden it also sported a green roof.
Reckless bidding was encouraged, and the auction supports the garden. John and I bid on some tree work but were quickly bulldozed by someone with more money (and sicker trees, I imagine).
On our way out, the greenhouses glowed.