The Gardens of Madrid
The opportunity to see the private gardens of Madrid is very special indeed and with Fernando Caruncho even more so. From April 21 to 28, 2017 we’ll be ensconced at the Ritz and visiting gardens and palaces with experts of the Spanish gardening world. Come join us on what promises to be a week of extraordinary visits with some of the best lecturers in their fields, private entertaining, and much more. Some of the highlights will be a spectacular Caruncho-designed garden in Madrid; an insider view of the Caruncho studios; the royal gardens of Aranjuez; the house museum of Spanish impressionist painter Joaquin Sorolla; the 18th century gardens of la Granja de San Idelfonso in Segovia and the Palace of Liria the home of the present Duke of Alba. For more information please contact Alejandro@madoo.org.
MadooTalks: House & Garden
Come in from the cold for our annual wintertime MadooTalks lectures on the integration of house and garden. Three distinct ways of living with nature from the classic vision of Bunny Mellon, to interior designer Marshall Watson’s elegant garden rooms to landscape architect Margie Ruddick’s new view of gardening. Held in the ca. 1850 winter house at Madoo on Sundays at noon the talks are followed by a reception in the living quarters with Bob Dash’s famous Bloody Mary’s.
The garden is closed.
We’ll see you in the Spring!
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Madoo Receives Historic Facade Easement
The Madoo Conservancy is very pleased to announce that the Town of Southampton has granted Madoo a $600,000 easement. The easement requires that the façades of all three buildings at Madoo remain as is and in their same location in perpetuity. Repairs and changes to the structures must be approved by the town. …Learn more
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Monday Mornings At Madoo
Alternate Mondays, Beginning April 11An hour of storytelling in the Magnolia Bosque featuring storytellers from the Hampton Library at the ready to keep your child enthralled with stories from near and far. Pack a picnic lunch and hang out a while. Please contact the Hampton Library at 631-537-0015 to confirm dates and times, or if the weather is questionable.
The new Robert Dash Greenhouse
Many thanks to our donors who made our new greenhouse a reality.
We raised over $28,000 to rebuild the greenhouse at Madoo. The old one, often likened to a carbuncle, has been replaced with a state-of-the-art structure with automatic window vents and efficient heating. Come late February we’ll be planting tomato seedlings for summer harvest.
Did You Know?
Gingkos also known as the maidenhair tree, are the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated and was introduced early to human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food. The genus name Ginkgo is regarded as a misspelling of the Japanese gin kyo, “silver apricot.’
by Alejandro Saralegui
People may think that wintertime equals quiet time for me and the garden. This year in particular that couldn’t be further from the truth. We’re busy here planning our winter lectures, Madoo in Manhattan featuring British garden designer Jinny Blom, shoveling snow and starting to order seeds for early spring planting. Oh, yes…and we’ve started a top-to-bottom restoration of the summer house and studio.
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