Madoo’s ‘Much Ado’ Weekend

Celebrating Robert Dash’s purchase of Madoo in Sagaponack in 1966 and the 50 years of organic gardening there that followed

This year’s Much Ado About Madoo garden market and cocktail party will celebrate Robert Dash’s purchase of Madoo in Sagaponack in 1966 and the 50 years of organic gardening there that followed.

Festivities will begin tomorrow evening from 6 to 8 with a garden cocktail party and a preview of the garden market, which will feature various vendors from the garden world. A suite of six prints created by Mr. Dash and the poet James Schuyler in 1972 will be on view in the summer studio. Tickets are $200, $150 for members. 

The garden market will be open to the public Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with goods from more than 25 dealers whose offerings will include rare plants, home and garden accessories, gourmet foods, and fragrance and beauty collections. Admission is $20, free for members. 

A lunch at noon will feature a conversation and book signing with Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, author of “Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design,” and Catie Marron, author of “City Squares: Eighteen Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World.” The cost is $125, $100 for members. 

For future garden enthusiasts ages 4 to 8 and their parents, storytelling and music performed by a graduate trio from the Perlman Music Program will start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Last but not least, “Bayman,” a hand-colored Robert Dash print from around 1981, will be auctioned tomorrow evening to benefit the Madoo Conservancy. with an estimate of $5,500. Bids can be placed by emailing alejandro@ madoo.org, and tickets to individual programs can be purchased on the conservancy’s website.