We're lucky enough to live in a place where public gardens are both plentiful and jaw-droppingly beautiful, so on Friday, May 17 marvel at the magic of Mother Nature and our local blooms with National Public Gardens Day programming at lovely locales.
First, LongHouse Reserve
(133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton, www.longhouse.org
) and the Madoo Conservancy
(618 Sagg Lake Lane off Sagg Main, Sagaponack, www.madoo.org
) have teamed up to present a duo of free, one-hour guided tours of their grounds.
The scenic exploration commences at Madoo, a two-acre horticulturally diverse garden established by artist, gardener, and writer Robert Dash
, at 11 a.m. and the final tour will take place at LongHouse, a 16-acre reserve and sculpture garden created by internationally known textile designer, author, and collector Jack Lenor Larsen
, at 2 p.m.
At LongHouse, their new horticulturist, Holger Winenga, will lead the group exploration. "LongHouse is a magical place, unlike any other I know, where Gardens and Sculptures become one. It is a place that truly touches your heart," Winenga reflected.
There will also be a full day of activities at LongHouse.
Peconic Land Trust
's Bridge Gardens (36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, peconiclandtrust.org
), a five-acre public and demonstration garden, will host a Spring Flower Tour on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
"National Public Gardens Week is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of public gardens that serve as a community resource, showcasing low impact horticulture practices for all gardeners," Kathy Kennedy, Peconic Land Trust Senior Outreach Manager, noted. "We've scheduled a guided walk at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, that will be led by Master Gardener Nancy Gilbert of Jamesport along with Garden Manager Rick Bogusch
, both of whom will share their immense plant knowledge and gardening tips during the walk. For those who have never been to Bridge Gardens, this hidden gem will be a real treat."
Tour-goers will explore Bridge Gardens' four-quadrant herb garden, vegetable garden, rose roundel, water garden, community garden plots, and more. Bogusch and Gilbert will touch upon everything from growing native plants, choosing "well-behaved" perennials, applying low-impact practices to safeguard drinking water, and tips to extend your vegetable garden season through autumn.
American Public Gardens Association, with then partners Rain Bird, founded National Public Gardens Day in 2009 as a way to "drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation."
Reservations are required for the tours.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 1020 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, WATER MILL