Film Screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf


A film by Thomas Piper

Followed by a talk with Edwina Von Gal, Hanna Packer, Thomas Piper and Declan Blackmore, Summerhill Landscapes.

The Madoo Conservancy and the Hamptons International Film Festival are pleased to join together to kick off this year’s Air, Land and Sea category for the Hamptons International Film Festival and celebrate Madoo’s continued commitment to land conservation.

The Air, Land & Sea program launched in 2016 with the goal to generate awareness around man-made environmental issues, foster a deeper appreciation for our planet, and allow filmmakers and experts to share information and discuss solutions to the global problems which face us all today.

Date: August 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Location: The Summer Studio at Madoo Conservancy

Madoo and HIFF Member Fee: $20

Non-member Fee: $25


Seating is limited, RSVP required.

Special thanks to Nicole Delma, Fond Group; and to Summerhill Landscapes, Hamptons International Film Festival, and to our media sponsor, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens.



Paintings by Robert Dash

We are opening the season with an exhibition of Robert Dash’s Florilegium paintings, a painterly exploration of flowers in exaggerated proportions with lush coloring. Join us in the summer studio at Madoo.

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. through October 13, 2018

Madoo in Manhattan

The 5th annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

We were honored to welcome British Landscape Architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan to this year’s Madoo in Manhattan lecture. Longstaffe-Gowan is Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, Landscape Adviser to the Crown Estate Paving Commission in Regent’s Park and President, and founding member of the London Parks and Gardens Trust. Todd has taken on a range of diverse projects both in Britain and abroad, many of them have included an element of conservation. In March 2012 he and his colleague James Fox completed the redesign of Kensington Palace Gardens to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.

Todd brings to his garden design a sense of the complexities of our relation to the past that is informed by his training and experience as an architect, landscape architect, cultural geographer and historian. He has a strong interest in the sculptural and dramatic potential of landscapes, and in the ways in which their aesthetic possibilities relate to the uses, activities and symbolic functions for which they are destined.

He is the author of several books, including The London Town Garden, 1700-1840 (Yale University Press, 2001), The Gardens and Parks at Hampton Court Palace (Francis Lincoln, 2005) and The London Square: Gardens in the Midst of Town (Yale University Press, 2012).

Dates: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Location: The Cosmopolitan Club, 122 East 66th Street, NYC
Dress Code: Jacket and tie for gentlemen. No jeans.