Upcoming EventsSun 24February 24 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmMar 24March 24 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmApr 04April 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmApr 07April 7 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmApr 13April 13 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Winter Lecture Series 2019: New Perspectives
We are pleased to announce our much anticipated winter lecture series, presented on three Sundays in February, March, and April at noon. This year’s theme is New Perspectives, as we hear from a new generation of gardeners at established public gardens, and how these young horticulturalists are transforming their institutions. Our esteemed lecturers are Timothy Tilghman (February 24), Andrea Brunsendorf (March 24), and Andy Brand (April 7). All lectures will take place in the summer studio with a reception to follow. Seating is limited; reserve today!
Winter Walks In The Garden
At 10:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of January, February, March and April, join us for our new, FREE winter walks in the garden. Explore Madoo as the snowdrops and hellebores and crocuses start to open and herald the spring that will inevitably arrive. Wear snow boots!
Tree Pruning Workshop
April 13, 10 a.m. Pruning is both an art and science. Join us and explore how the practice of pruning and an understanding of plant physiology can lead to greater success in the garden. Led by arborist Wayne Cahilly. FREE!
In 2019 we are excited to celebrate our 25th anniversary as a public garden! Madoo was established in 1967 by artist, writer, and gardener, Robert Dash, became a 501 (c) 3 non-profit in 1993, and by 1994, opened its doors to the public.
Madoo in Manhattan
Join us for Madoo in Manhattan, the sixth annual Robert Dash Garden Design Lecture, featuring guest speaker Enzo Enea, prominent Swiss landscape architect and founder of the Tree Museum in Zurich, on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cosmopolitan Club. A reception will follow. Advance registration is required; save your place today!
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. Make your contribution here
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Did You Know?
Now’s the time to plant spring blooming bulbs and and what fairer flower than the tulip is there? But try planting Species Tulips, a special class of tulip that have not been over-bred. They are the type found in Ottoman paintings and were probably around at the time of the tulip bubble in 1637. Try T. Clusiana (above), with its pretty candy cane coloring or T. Acuminata that has thin petals in orange and red making it look like a flame. Plus they tend to last for years.
by Alejandro Saralegui
Last year we were justly proud of our accomplishments restoring the summer house and studio. This summer we have begun to see the benefits of our wonderful new space. We’ve held art classes for the campers of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreation Center, The Rolston Quartet from Montreal performed as part of the free pop-up concerts of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and just two weeks ago we had our first film screening. …Learn more