Nature’s Music at Madoo
Led by Marlene Markard of Markard Music, this family program is designed to instill a lifelong love of both music and the outdoors. While exploring a different nature theme each week, children will sing, dance, move, play instruments, tell stories, create crafts and play music games. among other nature activities for kids…all on the grounds of the Madoo Conservancy!
Our popular art classes for youngsters four to eight years old. Artist Karyn Mannix will be leading hands-on art classes in the garden based on local East End painters. Let your child’s inner Robert Dash out!
Madoo Paint Club
Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:15pm
July 5 – August 9
Workshop 1-Robert Dash Painting
Workshop 2-Art in the Garden
Workshop 3-Mixed Media Madoo Botanicals
Ages 10+, these workshops are good for ALL ages, including adults.
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Film Screening on August 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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. Film by Thomas Piper, followed by a talk with Edwina Von Gal (Perfect Earth Project), Thomas Piper and Declan Blackmore, Summerhill Landscapes. SOLD OUT
Paintings by Robert Dash
From July 6 to October 13, 2018
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, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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Did You Know?
Potatoes are American native plants of the nightshade family with their distinctive flowers in white, pink, red, blue or purple with bright yellow stamens. The potato was an important crop in Peru and Chile up to 10,000 years ago. After flowering small green fruits appear resembling little tomatoes. These are full of solanine, a toxic substance. The potato that we eat is actually part of their root system—and not toxic!
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.