For Gardeners

Local garden calendar

For Gardeners


FLOWER SHOW
East Hampton Presbyterian Church, Main Street.
The Garden Club of East Hampton’s July 19 show has “Alice in Wonderland” as its theme, free admission, 1-4 p.m.
SUMMER FAIR AND PLANT SALE
Gardiner Brown House, Main Street, East Hampton.
 On July 28, the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society will hold its annual summer fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Open Gardens

BRIDGE GARDENS
36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton. Wednesday and Thursday, noon-5 p.m., and Friday, noon-dusk, through Labor Day. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4, Sept. 4 through Oct. 31. 537-7440, peconiclandtrust.org
Donated to the Peconic Land Trust in 2008 by Jim Kilpatric and Harry Neyens, Bridge Gardens has five acres of woodland, rose, and lavender gardens, as well as lawns, walks, pools, an ivy maze, and herb and knot gardens in its inner area. A double privet hedge with a concealed walk leads to an outer area. • Beginning Aug. 3, Fridays at 6 features music by Charles Certain and Friends, Jim Turner, Joe Hampton and the Kingpins, and, in June, a concert with the Bridgehampton Marimba Band. Take a picnic and a blanket. • Admission $10 each, $20 for a family of four; seasonal memberships available. Yvette DeBow-Salsedo has information at 283-3195 or by e-mail. Membership is $50, or $75 for a family of up to four people.
GARDEN CONSERVANCY OPEN DAYS
The Garden Conservancy is a nationwide organization that preserves outstanding private gardens. It has sponsored visits to these and other gardens for the last 11 years on Open Gardens Days. They cost $5, with children under 12 admitted free. The tours take place rain or shine. Its Long Island headquarters is in Cold Spring Harbor. More information can be learned by calling 888-842-2442 or by visiting opendaysprogram.org. • July 14, gardens of Alice and Charles Levien, Cutchogue, Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith, Mattituck, both 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Arlene Bujese, East Hampton, and Richard Kahn and Elaine Peterson, Montauk, both 10-2.
HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE OF THE HAMPTONS
Bridgehampton Community House, Main Street, P.O. Box 202, Bridgehampton. 537-2223, hahgarden.com
 Alliance membership is open to amateurs as well as professionals. It sponsors lectures, workshops, panels, tours, and gardening events, and maintains a library of books, periodicals, catalogs, DVDs, and videos. The alliance’s programs are usually held at the Bridgehampton Community House. The group works to ensure that the great traditions of gardening on the East End continue to prosper. Annual membership, $45, or $75 for two or a family.

LONGHOUSE RESERVE
133 Hand’s Creek Road, East Hampton. Wednesday and Saturday, 2-5 p.m., through Oct. 6; Wednesday through Saturday, 2-5 p.m. in July and August. 329-3568, longhouse.org
 Through its gallery, arboretum, sculpture gardens, and programs, the nearly 16-acre reserve brings together art and nature, aesthetics and spirit with more than 60 sculptures by such artists as Dale Chihuly, Toshiko Takaezu, Miquel Barcelo, Peter Voulkos, Lynda Benglis, and Willem de Kooning, Alfonso Ossorio, Claus Bury, Yoko Ono, Pavel Opocensky, and Takashi Soga, the “Fly’s Eye Dome” designed by Buckminster Fuller, and a site-specific work by Sol Lewitt. A sculpture by Isamu Noguchi is to be added. • Twilight tours Monday and Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27, 6-8 p.m. • Sound Meditation, Saturdays, 8 a.m., through Aug. 25. Entry charge, $10. • “Accumulations: NOW,” curated by Jack Lenor Larsen, on view through the season and “Diversities of Sculpture/Derivations From Nature,” sculpture exhibition curated by Bonnie Rychlak that includes work by Jene Highstein, Anne Chu, Ronald Bladen, Judith Shea, and Daniel Wiener. • “Planters On and Off the Ground V,” exhibition and competition of planted containers, on view through July 28, $20.
MADOO CONSERVANCY
618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack. May 11 through Sept. 15. 537-8200
 Madoo is the work of the artist and writer Robert Dash. Its two acres are reinvented frequently, and contain a water garden, knot gardens, rose and laburnum walks, fastigiated gingkos and box hedges, and woodland and court gardens.
MECOX GARDENS
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton. 329-9405, mecoxgardens.com
 An evening of design will take place on Saturday, 5-7 p.m. with Anthony Baratta, Sherrill Canet and Scott Sanders, who will sign their most recent books. Hors d’oeuvres and wine to be served. RSVP to info@mecoxgardens.com.
MIMI MEEHAN’S NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
Behind Clinton Academy, Main Street, East Hampton.
 This garden of indigenous plants is open without charge as a gift to the community from the Garden Club of East Hampton, whose members plant and maintain it.
QUAIL HILL FARM
Deep Lane, Amagansett. 283-3195, peconiclandtrust.org/agriculture
One of the original community supported agriculture farms in the United States, Quail Hill was established in 1990 and is run by the Peconic Land Trust. • Tuesday, Lost Ladybug Project, $5, 10 a.m.-noon, also July 31.
RACHEL’S GARDEN
Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton.
The Garden Club of East Hampton cares for this 18th-century dooryard
garden just west of the Mulford
House. It has more than 126
heirloom plants grouped by use:
medicinal, edible, dyes, and house­keeping. Free.