Bridgehampton, NY

Bridge Gardens

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Birdwatching, Photography, Nature Study, Gardening



36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932


A five-acre gem in the heart of Bridgehampton, Bridge Gardens is a unique public and demonstration garden with mysterious hedgerows, a wide variety of perennial and annual flowers and shrubs, and a unique 4-quadrant herb garden featuring culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile/dye plants.

Donated in 2008 by James Kilpatric and Harry Neyens, the Trust has maintained the characteristics of the gardens while introducing new elements and programs that tie it to the organization’s conservation mission, including an expansive vegetable garden which supports local food pantries, Community Garden plots, and use of low-impact, environmentally sensitive gardening practices.

Today, Bridge Gardens serves as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom, demonstration garden, and community resource, under the direction of Garden Manager Rick Bogusch.

Enjoy a selection of images taken by photographer Jeff Heatley during a year long exploration of the gardens in 2014! Want more?

Educational and Recreational Programming All Year

In addition to educational programs on horticulture, including vegetable gardening, Bridge Gardens hosts a variety of classes on the arts, conversations with local growers and gardening experts, music performances, children’s programming and more. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics and enjoy the lush surroundings. Programs run from April through December.

Thank you to our 2015 - 2019 Corporate Partners, whose generous gifts of time and expertise help to make the Gardens grow:

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County Lead informative workshops about organic lawn care.
  • Greener Pastures Organics Donated volunteer hours to lead “Free Advice Tuesdays”, which addresses organic practices for lawn care.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. Donated volunteer hours through their Community TeamWorks program.
  • Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons Publicity and community partner.
  • Jackson Dodds & Company Donated professional tree services to help beautify the Gardens. Taught workshops and contribute free work and work at reduced rates.
  • Mahoney Tree Farm Donated plants, including Ilex Opaca and Nyssa Sylvatica, for the Bridge Gardens entrance and vegetative buffer along Mitchell Lane.
  • Marders Donated professional gardening services.
  • Peconic Estuary Program Lead informative workshops about organic lawn care.
  • Perfect Earth Project Sponsored “Free Advice Tuesdays”, which addresses organic practices for lawn care.
  • PSEG Donated volunteer hours through their corporate volunteer partnership.
  • RB Irrigation Assisted with our irrigation needs.
  • Summerhill Landscapes Donated landscaping services for the Bridge Gardens entrance and vegetative buffer along Mitchell Lane.

And special thanks to our 2019 Partner, Patron, Benefactor, Friend, Sustainer and Supporter-level members:

Partner ($5,000 level members)

  • Bobbie Braun- The Neuwirth Foundation
  • Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin
  • James Kilpatric and Harry Neyens

Patron ($2,500 level members)

  • Anne and John Hall

Benefactor($1,000 level members)

  • The Bridgehampton Association
  • George A. Hambrecht and Andrea H. Fahnestock
  • Constance Hoguet Neel
  • RB Irrigation
  • Donald and Barbara Zucker

Friend ($500 level members)

  • Jon Ambrose and Jim Brasher
  • Doug and Amy Halsey
  • Daniel Rosen CPA
  • Kimberly Eads, Vital Habitats
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines

Sustainer($250 level members)

  • Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald Ahlers
  • Dr. Paula J. Angelone and Jerry Rosengarten
  • Anne and Bruce Babcock
  • Bettina Benson
  • Susan D’Alessio
  • RainyDay and John Erwin
  • Julia Fahey and Ben Rice
  • Anna Lou Fletcher and Frederick Haggard
  • Stuart Goode and Nancy Cooley
  • Joanne and Thomas Gouge
  • Adam and Nancy Greene
  • Deborah and Anthony Guarna
  • The Horticultural Alliance
  • Mary and Michael Kasbar
  • Christine Killorin and John Nussbaumer
  • Marsha Kranes
  • Kim and Greg Lippmann
  • Francine Lynch
  • Christopher Pola
  • Jacqueline and Vincent Scerbinski
  • Barbara Slifka
  • Margaret and Peter Sullivan
  • Catherine and Bradford Tepper
  • Susan Kennedy Zeller

Supporter ($125 level members)

  • Susan Barbieri

  • Gabe and Jerilyn Caprio
  • Cheryl Carter
  • Robert Chaloner and Oscar Mandes
  • Jenice and Rick Delano
  • Adrian Devenyi and Ramona Albert
  • Carol and Michael DeVito
  • Alan and Hatsy Dresher
  • Robert Fleischer and Susan Raanan
  • Laura Flug
  • Judy Lynne Hester
  • Thomas Hinton
  • Sandy and John Horvitz
  • Richard Kahn and Elaine Peterson
  • Hilka Klinkenberg and Bernard Braverman
  • Jay Lubell
  • Jennifer and James Pike
  • Judith Saner
  • Charles Savage
  • Ira Schreger
  • Marla Schwenk
  • Loren Skeist and Marlene Marko
  • Heidi and Chris Swindells
  • Carol and Joel Thea
  • Theresa Vogel
  • Jackie Watson
  • Alicia Whitaker
  • Michael and Abby Wolk
  • Niki and Manouch Yektai

Please consider joining us as a member, corporate sponsor or partner today. For more information, contact Alison Delaney at 631.283.3195 ext. 44.

And take a virtual tour today! Courtesy of Waldo Cabrera’s video on MyLITV:

Visitor Information


Bridge Gardens is open to the public 7-days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Free Daily Admission!

Yearly memberships, which include reduced fee or free admission to workshops and activities, are also available. Join Today!

Bridge Gardens may be closed on certain days for Peconic Land Trust related special events or maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Bridge Gardens

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Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Things To Do

Nature Study
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Peconic Land Trust Bridge Gardens Note Cards

set of 8 note cards by photographer Jeff Heatley.