The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons continues to offer intellectual sustenance for garden enthusiasts during the winter months with two programs this weekend. Saturday morning at 11, Carolyn Gemake will moderate a discussion of two books, Edward Hyams’s “Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton” and Doug Tallamy’s “Bringing Nature Home.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the horticultural library on the ground floor of the Bridgehampton Community House.
Lois Sheinfeld, an environmentalist and educator specializing in organic gardening, will deliver an illustrated lecture, “The Fragrant Garden: Resplendent Flowering Plants,” on Sunday at 2 p.m. The alliance’s annual holiday party will follow. Tickets to the lecture and party, which will be held in the main auditorium of the Community House, cost $10 for nonmembers. Members are admitted free but have been asked to contribute finger food for the refreshment table.