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December 2019

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Umberto Pasti Lecture and Book Signing

December 1 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

December 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Join us in the summer studio for an enlightening talk by Italian writer and horticulturist Umberto Pasti. He’ll discuss his world-famous garden, Rohuna, set on a stony hillside high above the Atlantic ocean south of Tangier that is the subject of his latest book, Eden Revisited: A Garden in Northern Morocco, with stunning photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo. Pasti’s passion for the wild flora of Tangier and its surrounding region led him to create Rohuna, where he has transplanted thousands of plants rescued from Moroccan construction sites.
Pre-order Eden Revisited here.

Book Signing – Member
Umberto Pasti Lecture and Book Signing on December 1
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Umberto Pasti Lecture and Book Signing on December 1
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Past Events

  • Madoo Winter Garden Lectures 2019: New Perspectives

    Thank you to all who attended our 2019 winter lectures centering on the theme of New Perspectives at leading East Coast gardens. Each talk featured new voices at these institutions and the influences of their former work lives. On February 24 we were delighted to hear from Timothy Tilghman, Head Gardener, The Untermeyer Conservancy.  On March 24, Andrea Brunsendorf, Director of Outdoor Landscapes, Longwood Gardens, presented “Gardening in Two Worlds”—sharing her transition from managing a historic garden in the United Kingdom to overseeing the Outdoor Gardens at Longwood Gardens in the United States. On April 7,  we enjoyed a discussion presented Andy Brand, Plant Curator, The Coastal Main Botanical Garden, where he has been for the past year. We hope you will join us again next year!


  • Madoo Winter Lecture Series 2018

    The Madoo Conservancy was proud to host a series of three lectures exploring landscape architecture and our waterways. The talks were led by leading landscape architects who discussed current projects and their experiences working in our delicate environment. With bays, ponds and the ocean the East End of Long Island is a unique environment that development has degraded. However, landscape architecture can lead the way to improving our water quality issues with good design.
    Each Landscape Architect was joined by Rachel Gruzen, MEM, LEED AP an environmental planning consultant and educator for a lively discussion on landscape design and the environment within the regional context of a changing East End. Ms. Gruzen most recently coordinated The Peconic Estuary Protection Committee, an alliance of eastern Long Island municipalities and agencies addressing water quality in the Peconic Estuary. We discussed design solutions and good practices to alleviate the stressors on our local ecosystems that can be put in place by residents and designers.

    Image: Robert Dash, Untitled, 1962, Oil on Linen
    Photo: Gary Mamay