Bold Romantic Gardens

Rosenberg Residence

Water Mill, NY • Ongoing since 1981


Oehme, van Sweden & Associates
Wolfgang Oehme
James van Sweden

Situated on the shores of eastern Long Island’s Mecox Bay, this sequence of outdoor rooms in a 0.9-acre garden features plant materials that thrive in the site’s difficult growing conditions. According to owner Carole Rosenberg, “Our Water Mill house was set in a magnificent garden where design blends with the natural elements of water, sky, and reed. Sweeping masses of ornamental grasses, perennials, flowering bulbs, and rare clump bamboo create a different palette in each season.”[1] A matched pair of images illustrates part of the garden in winter and summer.


Our long-term friendship with Jim and Wolfgang has been important in our lives.[2]

Carole Rosenberg


Learn More

Bold Romantic Gardens, Gardening with Water, Gardening with Nature, Ornamental Grasses and Process Architecture No. 130. see resources

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[1] “Carole Rosenberg’s Memorable Reflections, August 2010,”, last modified October 2, 2010.

[2] Ibid.





The Photographers

Andre Baranowski (Polish-American, b. 1956)
New York-based Baranowski is best known for his still life, food, landscape, and travel photographs. His work has been featured in Saveur, Better Homes and Gardens, Garden Design, Country Gardens, and annual publications in the photography industry.