A crape myrtle allée underplanted with geranium Rozanne and astilbe creates
a draw to the guest area and connects it to the agricultural area beyond PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI

A crape myrtle allée underplanted with geranium Rozanne and astilbe creates a draw to the guest area and connects it to the agricultural area beyond

With this season's debut of The Landscape of Home published by Rizzoli, Hollander Design offers a breathtaking look at their most stunning projects.

a water feature
also has a spillway (just visible through the anemone) so water is constantly moving,
keeping it fresh without the need for lots of chemicals. The sound of the moving water also
attracts pollinators and birds to the space. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI
a water feature also has a spillway (just visible through the anemone) so water is constantly moving, keeping it fresh without the need for lots of chemicals. The sound of the moving water also attracts pollinators and birds to the space.

In the lush world of landscape design, few names spark as much admiration and respect as Edmund Hollander, the visionary President of Hollander Design Landscape Architects (hollanderdesign.com). This spring, Rizzoli offers The Landscape of Home, a mesmerizing book showcasing eighteen of Hollander’s most recent projects, captivating those who appreciate the profound beauty and complexity of thoughtfully designed landscapes.

Large slabs of bluestone frame
a pool simply, yet elegantly. The
dark bottom of the pool allows the
water surface to reflect the sky. A
low stone wall separates the rear
terrace lawn from the pool area; beyond the pool, the lawn gives
way to low meadow grass and,
ultimately, the wetland meadow
that embraces the pond. PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI
Large slabs of bluestone frame a pool simply, yet elegantly. The dark bottom of the pool allows the water surface to reflect the sky. A low stone wall separates the rear terrace lawn from the pool area; beyond the pool, the lawn gives way to low meadow grass and, ultimately, the wetland meadow that embraces the pond.

Hollander’s work masterfully blends aesthetic allure, environmental consciousness, and a commitment to creating gardens and landscapes that harmonize with their surroundings. “It is their respect of the site, understanding of the architecture, and bold and exciting use of plant material,” says Bunny Williams in the book’s forward. Hollander has crafted a soulful approach to landscape design across the varied canvases of the Hamptons, Palm Beach, Montecito, and urban landscapes like New York. He implements earth-friendly planting strategies and emphasizes the importance of the native or vernacular landscape, ensuring not just beauty but sustainability and environmental protection enveloping his projects.

The cover of The Landscape of Home (Rizzoli) PHOTO COURTESY OF RIZZOLI
The cover of The Landscape of Home (Rizzoli)

“Ed paints with the palette of the plants and sculpts with the forms of trees and shrubs. Whether it is a meadow with mown paths or a formal parterre, the gardens he creates seem in total harmony with the house and the land,” says Williams.