Madoo is proud to host a variety of distinguished professionals in the fields of horticulture, design, landscape architecture, as well as visual art, music and literature, through our lectures. Our annual winter lecture series provides an opportunity for members of the community to learn, gain inspiration, and connect through engaging dialogues with our esteemed panelists. Madoo in Manhattan, the annual Robert Dash Garden Design lecture, is both an important fundraiser to support programming and preservation of the magical gardens at Madoo and part of our broader outreach. Be sure to visit our events page for updates to Madoo in Manhattan in 2020!

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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