Log In   ·   Become A Member

East Hampton Garden Club Sowing Tradition And Greenery

Devon Aragona

The Garden Club of East Hampton's Garden Party raised over $50,000. (Photo: Devon Aragona)

East Hampton Village is one of the few places left in the U.S. where citizens and local organizations choose to stay true to their traditions. One such organization who is proud to uphold a yearly practice is the East Hampton Garden Club, and it has served them well. This year, the Garden Club's traditional Garden Party was steeped in success along with a little rain.

"This is by far one of the most important fundraisers we having during the year," says Gigi Mahon, the current president of the East Hampton Garden Club. " And one of the big important parts to me is that we really try and keep it as a wonderful East Hampton town and village experience... There is so much that isn't traditional anymore."

Mahon thinks that it is appreciated that some things, such as the sign when coming into town, can be counted upon. She also knows that many people start their gardens for the summer with this event. And she seems to be proven correct by the nearly 350 guests who braved the rather blistery and cold evening to start their gardens and have a little fun bidding and eating.

At the Garden Party on Friday, May 24, the tent that housed the silent auction area was bursting with over 100 items to bid on. Items included everything from a Jennifer Miller Jewelry bracelet, and a Tory Burch bag, to a boys boogie board paired with movie tickets, or wine, and original pieces of artwork. Attendees could also take home beautiful new additions to add to their home gardens. The event raised over $50,000 for the Club which will aid their work in the community.

"The Garden Club of East Hampton really cares about community service that it provides," said Ellen Cromack, member of the East Hampton Garden club said. "The funds are important to our work on the community gardens that we keep at the rail road station, the post office, the East Hampton Library, and elsewhere."

The club is also working to help with kids in the community who are interested in the environment by starting a scholarship.

"Every year people talk about changing it and computerizing it but that's not what we are and we do very well by this. People come year after year and love it," says Mahon.

Reportedly plants are not the only things that are a tradition at this gathering. Mahon also boasts that some fabulous guacamole can be counted on.

"I'm not exaggerating when I say the guacamole is wonderful every year." She says.

For more information about the Garden Club of East Hampton visit www.gceasthampton.org.


MORE PHOTOS:




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:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2003.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1804.gif
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1891.gif
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons
http://www.hamptonsproperties.com

Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nation’s 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

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.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.