Log In   ·   Become A Member

Where To Celebrate National Public Gardens Day In The Hamptons

Nicole Barylski

"Every year, National Public Gardens Day provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce the community to the beautiful public gardens in our community," shared Rick Bogusch. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

On Friday, May 12, a trio of lush East End public gardens are teaming up to present a complimentary 1-hour guided tour of each scenic location as part of National Public Gardens Day. Hosted by the Peconic Land Trust, the free event will take tourgoers on an idyllic journey to Bridge Gardens (36 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton), Madoo Conservancy (618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack), and finally to LongHouse Reserve (133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton).

"Every year, National Public Gardens Day provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce the community to the beautiful public gardens in our community, including the Trust's Bridge Gardens," shared Rick Bogusch, Garden Manager, Peconic Land Trust's Bridge Gardens. "A beautiful oasis in Bridgehampton, Bridge Gardens is designed to provide gardeners with inspiration that they can bring to their own homes - from the vegetable gardens, to the multiple herb beds, to wonderful perennial flowers, to native grasses - and even organically cared for roses."

In addition to offering unbelievably beautiful views, Bridge Gardens serves as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom, demonstration garden and community resource. "Donated to the Trust nine years ago by Harry Neyens and Jim Kilpatric, the gardens have been part of the Bridgehampton community for 30 years," noted Bogusch. "We look forward to welcoming everyone to the gardens on May 12 and throughout the seasons."

Artist, gardener, and writer Robert Dash founded The Madoo Conservancy in 1967. The continually changing, horticulturally diverse garden with historic structures pays homage to its founder by engaging, teaching, and inspiring visitors.

East Hampton's LongHouse Reserve is a 16 acre reserve and sculpture garden. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

With its 16 acres, you can easily find something new to explore at LongHouse Reserve, a reserve and sculpture garden, each visit.

"National Public Gardens Day is one of my favorite days because it encourages that sense of discovery and community for all. We see and meet people that otherwise might not come out and see what we are about," shared LongHouse Reserve horticulturalist Alex Feleppa. "That's what I love most, reaching out and positively affecting as many people as possible."

Like Bridge Gardens and Madoo, LongHouse also hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year. "Like other great public gardens, LongHouse works to inspire, educate, and empower," added Feleppa. "We welcome people from near and far, of all races and classes, to come and see what we have done in the hopes they can take something away and incorporate it to improve their own quality of life."

The National Public Gardens Day tour begins at Bridge Gardens at 10:30 a.m. The tour at Madoo Conservancy will start at 1 p.m. and the tour of LongHouse Reserve will begin at 3 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are requested.

Additionally, tourgoers can take advantage of a special National Public Gardens Day prix fixe dinner at The Living Room c/o The Maidstone in East Hampton, Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton, and The Plaza Café in Southampton.

To reserve a National Public Gardens Day tour spot, call the Peconic Land Trust at 631-283-3195. For more information, visit www.peconiclandtrust.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
What color is a firetruck?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Despatch of Southampton
Despatch of Southampton has been moving homes locally on the East End for decades. We operate a well-maintained fleet of vehicles that can accommodate any size move. On a day to day basis we service moves from and to New York City.

Hampton Coffee Company is dedicated to making sure you have the best possible experience with our brand, whether you visit one of our cafés, our Mobile Unit, one of our wholesale partners, order through our website, or purchase our coffee on the supermark
We strongly believe that one of the most important parts of being a successful business in the community is truly becoming a part of it. Hampton Coffee Company is proud to support more than 100 different local charities, schools, and organizations each and every year. It is our pleasure to participate in events that are important to our staff and our customers.

RJD Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a focus on Magical, Figurative Realism, Narrative Portraiture and Urban Landscape.
We exhibit representational artists from around the world, who produce fine art of exceptional quality that challenge collectors to contemplate concepts about the artist, themselves, and our human experience. Utilizing timeless techniques in creating their drawings, paintings and sculptures, our artists have developed unique, signature styles that present a current vision of our world.

Hampton Luxury Liner
Hampton Luxury Liner was started in 2000 as a more luxurious way to travel from NYC to the Hamptons and back. The clientele quickly grew and over the years Hampton Luxury liner became the preferred method of transportation to the Hamptons and NYC for many living in NYC and the Hamptons that wanted a comfortable and affordable way to travel back and forth. In 2009, HLL was taken over by Classic Coach and things with the liner didn’t change to much for years and the owner there changed the buses to Prevost as opposed to Mercedes Setra Top Class Coaches that have always been a signature of the liner. Please call (631) 537-5800 to reserve a charter or email us at Hampton Luxury Liner. The Only Way to Ride!