Welcome to the Madoo Conservancy, artist, writer gardener Robert Dash's enchanting 2 acre organic garden in the village of Sagaponack

Photo: Brian Pearson

Events & Classes


All lectures are in the winter House at 12 noon

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Lindsey Taylor:
The Gardener’s Garden

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Stephen Orr
The New American Herbal

Marilee Foster

The evolving Sagaponack farming landscape

Date TBD

December 13, 2014

Holiday Market

Homemade gifts galore, gardening books and great gifts for the gardener in your life all at Madoo. Included in the sale are clove-studded apple pomanders, fresh-cut greens from the garden, Sneedboer garden tools and top-size and Madoo-grown paperwhites. The Bridgehampton High School Band will be performing holiday music, we’ll have our bonfire going in the Temple and there’s hot cider and vin chaud on hand to ward off the chill.
Saturday, December 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., free entrance.

December 13, 2014

Wreath Making Workshop

11 am
In the warmth of the Summerhouse Library we’ll learn how to weave greens into beautiful holiday wreaths with Andy Brand of Broken Arrow Nursery (Hamden, CT). Take home your own masterpiece made with greens from Broken Arow and the garden at Madoo. Registration required at info@madoo.org.
$75 ($65/members) fee includes materials to make your own wreath (pls. bring pruners and work gloves).

December 1, 2014

Monday Mornings at Madoo

10 am
Children’s reading hour at Madoo with the Hampton Library
Alternate Mondays as long as the weather holds out. Dress Warm. Pls. confirm with the Hampton Library at 631-537-0015.

September 13, 2014

Members’ “Thank You” Garden Party

5 to 7 pm
Free/members $40/non-members

by Alejandro Saralegui
Director, The Madoo Conservancy

Dear Friends,

Seeing the beauty of the late fall colors here at Madoo reminds me of Bob’s maxim that Madoo is a living museum of trees, plants and shrubs. And, just as a museum needs funds to operate and care for its art and objects, Madoo too is in need.

I am writing this appeal letter as the crews prepare the garden for fall; pruning and weeding, shearing hedges, planting bulbs, fixing paths and mulching. It is a Sisyphean task that brings the garden under control and prepares it for a wintertime rest. Your generous contributions make all of this happen.

By spring we’ll be ready for our visitors. But now we are going beyond just the garden experience. We’re repairing the buildings, offering more programming, conserving and archiving Bob’s artwork, and planning a residency program. We are a secret garden right here in the Hamptons that needs constant attention to achieve our full potential.

Many of you know that we are in the midst of our greenhouse rebuilding capital campaign and we hope 2015 will see the installation of a new greenhouse named in honor of Bob. The greenhouse allows us to overwinter tender plants and start seedlings for a glorious garden in the spring—which shall arrive! Please consider an additional donation to Madoo for this worthy project.

To help our plants and plans flourish please visit our membership page.

My warmest wishes to you and your family for a joyous holiday season.

Stay green,
Alejandro Saralegui

PS We're published again! Madoo is featured in The Gardener’s Garden, a 480 page compendium of 500 years of garden history. Special thanks to author Madison Cox for including Madoo in such wonderful company. A 30% discount on this comprehensive book is available through the end of the year for Madoo members at:
phaidon.com/madoo-conservancy-offer/ Please enter coupon code: MADOO.
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The garden reopens May 8, 2015.


Fridays and Saturdays
Noon to 4 PM



A striking resemblance between Orchard by J. Mavec’s own dove jewelry collection and Bob’s drawing of the Madoo dove led jewelry designer Janet Mavec to create the golden Madoo lapel pin for the benefit of Madoo.
Orchard by Janet Mavec features intimate, exquisitely crafted designs with a touch of humor, born out of the splendor of her own organic gardens.
$45.00 in matte antique gold/brass, ¾" wide.
Order here!


We are planning on replacing the greenhouse that has served us well over the years. However, a lack of heating in the winter, and ventilation in the summer makes it virtually impossible to grow anything in here! Not to mention that if Charles, The Prince of Wales, ever visits he’ll declare it a carbuncle!
Please consider making a donation to Madoo in support of the Robert Dash Greenhouse.
Growing transplants from seed in the spring, sheltering tender plants in the winter and teaching children horticulture year-round certainly make this a worthwhile project.
If you wish more information on this effort please contact alejandro@madoo.org.