John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli have a wonderfully inventive garden in Rhode Island. We did a story on their approximately one-acre coastal garden at House and Garden some years ago. It's divided into rooms that show off their decades of avid plant collecting and inspiring experiments with color and form.
John has let me know that they are having a benefit in the garden for Great Dixter on June 5th. I highly recommend it if you can make to this beautiful corner of the world and the chance to meet these charismatic gardeners and their special guests: Aaron Bertelsen from Great Dixter and Ed Bowen from Opus Nursery in Little Compton, RI