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 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.
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
We are honored to welcome award-winning British garden designer Jinny Blom. Blom’s lush and contemporary gardens for private clients, public institutions and HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH Prince Harry run the gamut from therapeutic gardens to wonderful estates in Europe, Africa and the United States. …Learn more
Garden, a suite of six lithographs by Robert Dash and Poet James Schuyler is on exhibit this summer at Madoo. The works were produced in 1972 with images created by Dash and text came from Schuyler’s diaries. “The air is like a Cryst-O-Mint” is the caption to one image depicting an open window at Madoo. James Marcus Schuyler was an American poet whose awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1980 collection The Morning of the Poem. The two met when Dash was an art critic for Arts and Art News; Schuyler was a frequent visitor to Madoo and a good friend of Dash’s. The exhibition continues through September 5.
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,
I find myself writing this letter to you with particularly hopeful thoughts. The world around us may be bleak but here at Madoo we have much to be thankful for and many great plans for the future. During our on-site board retreat this past fall, we came up with a new way for visitors to experience Madoo. We are going to create a half dozen or so new mini-guides of Madoo with abbreviated tours of the garden that have a purpose. Looking for peace and solace? We might suggest you go to the the hermit’s hut and meditate. Wanting to unleash your creative side? Why not take a stroll to the Asian pond garden and sketch? We’ll provide the pencils and paper. We hope these new maps will bring the power of Madoo into our daily lives.
- COMING SOON!