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  • 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. Tilghman has led an ambitious garden restoration program at Untermeyer transforming a “forgotten” masterpiece of the early Twentieth century into a must-see garden. On March 24, Andrea Brunsendorf, Director of Outdoor Landscapes, Longwood Gardens, presented “Gardening in Two Worlds”—sharing her transition from working in and managing a historic garden in the United Kingdom to overseeing and influencing 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. The gardens opened in 2007 in Boothbay, Maine and is the largest botanical garden in New England; comprising 295 acres, 17 of which are gardens featuring native plants of Maine and other plants suited to northern coastal conditions.

    Tilghman winter lecture

    Timothy Tilghman

    Andrea Brunsendorf, courtesy of Longwood Gardens

    Andy Brand

    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.

    The talks took place in our recently restored 1740 barn and be followed by a reception in the adjacent summerhouse.

    Be sure to check back for our next Winter Lecture series!

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