8 Ways To Make Your Garden Look Like It Belongs In The Hamptons

A new coffee table tome, The Big Book of the Hamptons, compiles an eyeful of lush properties from the iconic and extravagant summer destination.

1. Even if you're surrounded by woods, keep your lawn, boxwoods, privet and hedges meticulously manicured.

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2. However, grant your flowers the freedom to grow wildly.

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3. Map out a secret garden with an arbor leading the way. 4. Permit peonies and hydrangeas to multiply in abundance.

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5. If not a secret a garden, perhaps a pergola.

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6. Surround your swimming pool with grass rather than slabs of cement. 7. Invest in teak outdoor furniture that only looks better with age.

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8. Enclose your yard with either a low, linked-together wooden fence (ideal for parking beach bikes against!) or towering hedges.

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All images courtesy of Assouline.

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