In Montauk, a Garden Runs Delightfully Amok
Inspired by the great landscape tradition of his native Ireland, Declan Blackmore established Summerhill Landscapes in 1993. Built on a philosophy of applying the lessons of high level horticultural education to the execution of work in the field, the Summerhill team is a true collective, with over 300 years of field experience and 64 years of college level education directly related to the study of horticulture. The firm’s passion is to build and maintain extraordinary gardens, and it does so with an ardent sensibility, deep experience, and a love of the land. The foundation that Summerhill is built on is one of a never ending pursuit of knowing, understanding, and practicing fine horticulture. It is a mission that carries through our whole team, from the interns who arrive seeking to apply the lessons they have learned in the classroom, to the management group that constantly evaluates and refines our processes.
The full scale of services offered by Summerhill
Plant Health Care
A hallmark of our approach to the construction and maintenance of the landscape is our attention to the process of project management.
The foundation on which Summerhill is built is the education of our staff, both in the degrees they’ve earned and in the continuing quest we share to better understand our chosen field of horticulture.
The mobile unit of our infrastructure: a fleet that allows us to execute any project, no matter what the scope of work entails.
Integral to the culture of Summerhill is our belief that we be must be actively engaged and supportive of the community we work and live in.
With over 100 acres in production, our diverse growing program ranges from native plants to sculpted allées in the European tradition.
In house testing of soil chemistry and composition.
In house testing of nutrient levels and disease and insect diagnostics.
Seeking to better understand the landscapes we work on through data analytics.
A practice that has led us to a deeper knowledge of how the landscapes we work on fit into the larger context of the natural world around us.