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 1994 and opened its doors to the public.
Tuesdays, July 16 to August 27, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Paint Club is back for summer 2019! Ages 10 and up. Learn step by step instruction on painting techniques, composition development and more. Each week will feature the style of a different famous East End artist.
Tuesdays, July 16 to August 27, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Our popular art classes for youngsters five 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!
Join us for a journey through the visual history of Madoo as we celebrate 25 years as a pubic garden. This illuminating exhibition features photographs from the archives of Robert Dash alongside drawings, prints, and publications. Curated by Perry Guillot. On view May 11 through August 3.
We’re excited, too. Click here to read Madoo’s recent feature in The Southampton Press.
Summer Painting Classes
Have the muses of artistic creativity been calling your name? Join us with artist Roisin Bateman for adult summer painting classes in the gardens and historic interiors of the Madoo Conservancy.
at MadooJoin us at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays for an hour of books and songs in the garden, 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 to confirm dates and times, or if the weather is questionable. Free!
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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 SaraleguiDear Friends, 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
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