You’ve come out in droves this year to Madoo—and we are so grateful! Our events and open days have been busier than ever, whether it was for our first screening in the summer studio (Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf), the Castle Theatre Company presentation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or just a stroll in the garden. You are helping to fulfill our hope of making Madoo a center of creativity for the community. As we enter our 25th year as a public garden, this is an exciting time for Madoo.
Thank you for all the ways in which you show your support. The projects we have embarked upon in the past few years have propelled Madoo into a leading cultural resource. We’ll be continuing in this mode for the next few years as we renovate the gardens, restore the winter house, and build a new entrance to Madoo. Imagine that: an accessible loo and visitor center!
A recent piece in The New York Times on the disappearance of frog populations around the world made me think of the winter 2016 restoration of the Asian Pond Gardens. That spring, when I was walking down the drive one evening, I was surprised to hear a full chorus of peepers in the newly installed ponds. The ice had barely melted and the little frogs had already found their way to Madoo and set up house. Later in the summer, they were followed by the humongous bullfrogs that are favorites of the children who visit. It’s good to know that these ecologically essential creatures have found a home at Madoo.
With this year-end appeal, we ask for your help in continuing our work in cultivating a home for creative growth at Madoo. Know that when you choose to give to Madoo you are helping grow and preserve this little piece of Arcadia for generations to come.
Please note your annual appeal contribution is not a renewal of your Madoo Conservancy Membership.