From the Editor: What Winter?



william taufic

I was first introduced to the splendor of Susan Bevan’s gardens several years ago when she graciously opened her home to host the YWCA’s Spirit of Greenwich awards. It was an early autumn evening, and the backdrop of Long Island Sound paired with the manicured grounds made for the perfect setting to celebrate the philanthropic ladies being honored there. Though most of us would be reticent to host hundreds of guests in our homes, Susan and her husband, Tony Daddino, are known for their generosity when it comes to laying out the red carpet for benefits. Perhaps because, as Susan says, “It is a real gift to live here.” A gift that they readily share.

A long-standing member of Greenwich magazine’s advisory board, Susan has contributed countless story ideas—always an eager participant at our meetings. So it came as no surprise that when we approached her to ask about featuring her gardens in an upcoming issue, there was not so much as a pause. We think you are going to love taking a stroll through the grounds of this magnificent estate.

Also no stranger to grand gardens and estates, is acclaimed architect and landscape designer Dinyar Wadia. In this issue Dinyar talks about the European gardens that inspire his designs, offers tips for our own backyards and shares what he’s learned from his years on the job.

As we go to press, spring is indeed in the air. It’s an unseasonable eighty-some-odd degrees outside, and the storms that dumped foot upon foot of snow on us this past winter are about as welcome a memory as a root canal. The flip-flops, sundresses and T-shirts that we thought we’d never see the likes of again can now return to their rightful places at the front of the closet.

But such is life in the publishing world that we are already planning our 2014 landscape issue. If you have a special garden that we should know about, drop us a line at editor@greenwichmag.com. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re headed outside to kick off our shoes and give spring a formal welcome.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Exclusive Tour of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery

    2014.09.09
     @ Yale University Art Gallery

    Join JCC Greenwich for an exclusive tour with museum curator Elizabeth Manekin. The collection is noteworthy for exemplary works from the...

  • Understanding the Gaza War: Strategic & Political Implications

    2014.09.09
     @ Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium

    Dr. Efraim Inbar is a Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and Director of its renowned Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic...

  • Bruce Museum: Look and See - Into the Deep

    2014.09.10
     @ Bruce Museum

    A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum’s exhibition through...

  • College Admissions Boot Camp | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.13

    College Prep 360 will be offering two college admissions “boot camps” in their Greenwich office over the summer. The first workshop...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Greenwich Area Newcomers Annual Lobster Fest

    2014.09.14
     @ Tod's Point Clambake Area

    This is our kickoff event each year-held at Tod's Point Clambake area. The event is scheduled for Sunday September 14th starting...

  • Information Fair

    2014.09.16
     @ YMCA

    Our Annual Information Fair - This event showcases non profits , community businesses, schools and  services in the Greenwich...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • SoulCycle GWCH for Make-A-Wish CT

    2014.09.20
     @ SoulCycle

    Make-A-Wish Connecticut is thrilled to be partnering with SoulCycle's Greenwich location for a charity ride on Saturday, September 20th!...

  • Wall Street Tennis Challenge

    2014.09.20
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    The goal of The Wall Street Tennis Challenge is to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation’s efforts while spreading awareness...

  • Arts & Crafts on Bedford

    2014.09.20
     @ Bedford Street

    Shop at over 100 craft and artisan boutiques on Bedford Street, which will be closed to traffic for the weekend. Dine in our extended sidewalk...


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