/gallery/ads/2325.jpg?u=1594400770

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 the sky?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
/gallery/ads/2225.gif?u=1594400770
/gallery/ads/2308.gif?u=1594400770
/gallery/ads/665.jpg?u=1594400770
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

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

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 34 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauket‚ NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.

Calissa is Mykonos in the Hamptons.
Our menu focuses on seafood and Greek dishes such as salt baked fish, seafood pasta and Mediterranean mezze. Our wine list has been awarded The Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and boasts the largest selection of rosé in the Hamptons. The name Calissa is derived from the brightest constellation in the summer sky.Our sister restaurants in New York are Amali and Bar Marseille, opening 2020 in the Rockaways. Calissa offers private dining spaces for groups from 10 to 300 people. To plan your next wedding, corporate event or gathering, please email events@calissahamptons.com. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL

Suburban Propane in Bridgehampton, New York has been serving proudly supporting our community for 90 years.
Suburban Propane has been serving the energy needs for home owners and business in the Hampton’s for decades. We offer friendly service by local professionals you know and trust, plus the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are among the leaders in the industry for safety.

WordHampton Public Relations
We build client revenues and reputations. Our reputation is built on delivering a strong media presence and, as a result, demand for our clients' offerings, resulting in a positive impact on sales. Successful campaigns start with understanding the goals of our clients and developing a customized strategy that will achieve those objectives.

SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster.
SGF Acupuncture, PLLC. Is owned and operated By Sandra Geehreng Foster. Her treatments are based on five element acupuncture. She also offers Far Infrared Sauna treatments. PEMF cellular excerise.

Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez.
Spanish Maven was founded by Marisa Ramirez after she experienced learning English as a second language upon relocating to New York.