Bridgehampton, NY

Bridge Gardens

Photo: Jeff Heatley

Become a Member
Project Type

Stewardship

Acreage

5

Things to do

Birdwatching, Photography, Nature Study, Gardening

Access

Public

Address
36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

About

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


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, native and non-native shrubs and trees, an expansive demonstration vegetable garden, a large rose garden, 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 original characteristics of the garden while introducing new elements and programs that tie it to the organization’s conservation mission. These include expanding the vegetable garden which supports local food pantries, installing 24 Community Garden plots, and using low-impact, environmentally sensitive gardening practices.


Uncommon Ground IV - Sculpture Exhibition open from Saturday, June 26, 2021 through Summer 2022.

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New in 2021! We are excited to announce that our free self-guided tour of Bridge Gardens is now available through TravelStorys. This virtual tour is available through the TravelStorys app and is narrated by Rick Bogusch, Garden Director and Kathy Kennedy, Senior Manager of Outreach. Listen along as they share the history of the garden and discuss the different plant species that grow throughout the garden. You can download TravelStorys on your phone or enjoy the tour at home on your computer.

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


Bridge Gardens is a Pick Up Location for Quail Hill Farm’s CSA Summer Box Shares!

Quail Hill Farm, a stewardship project of the Peconic Land Trust, is one of the first Community Supported Agriculture farms in the country. On fertile farmland donated to the Trust in 1990 by Deborah Ann Light, Quail Hill Farm’s CSA program offer the opportunity to harvest in the fields as well as box share options. In 2020 we expanded the offering to include Bridge Gardens as a pickup option and this continues in 2021.

Pickups are on Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. June through the end of October.


Did you know that you can purchase notecards with images of Bridge Gardens? They are available for purchase in our online shop.

Enjoy a selection of images taken by photographer Jeff Heatley during a year long exploration of the gardens in 2014! Jeff’s images were used to create two sets of notecards, the perfect memento from your visit, or a gift for someone special!

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.

Due to COVID-19, many of our programs moved online in 2020 and 2021. However, we are transitioning to more in person programs. Please check our calendar and join us.

Virtual programs include:

Find more videos from Bridge Gardens on our blog.


We extend a big thank you to our 2016 - 2021 Corporate Partners, whose generous gifts of time and expertise help to make the Gardens grow:

  • Greener Pastures Organics Donates 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 Donates professional tree services to help beautify the Gardens. Leads pruning workshops and contributes tree and landscape care at a generous discount.
  • Perfect Earth Project Sponsors “Free Advice Tuesdays”, which addresses organic practices for lawn care.
  • RB Irrigation Assists 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 2021 Partner, Patron, Benefactor, Friend, Sustainer and Supporter-level members:

Partner ($5,000 level members)

  • Barbara Braun- The Neuwirth Foundation
  • Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin

Patron ($2,500 level members)

  • Cheryl Carter and Edward R. Donovan
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines

Benefactor ($1,000 level members)

  • Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald Ahlers
  • Rick Bogusch
  • Robert Boyle
  • Laura Donnelly
  • George A. Hambrecht and Andrea H. Fahnestock
  • Barbara Phillips
  • Judith Saner
  • Frederic and Robin Seegal
  • Rand, Emilie, and Ben Stoll

Friend ($500 level members)

  • Toby and Kenneth Alfred
  • Jon Ambrose and Jim Brasher
  • Anne and Bruce Babcock
  • The Bridgehampton Association, Inc.
  • Harriet Edwards
  • Rachel Green
  • Amy and Doug Halsey
  • Mary Libby
  • Susan Kennedy Zeller

Sustainer($250 level members)

  • Bettina Benson
  • Herlin and Kay Kilpatric Callan
  • Robert Chancelor and Oscar Mandes
  • Harriet and Alan Dresher
  • Anna Lou Fletcher
  • Herbert and Karen Friedman
  • Stuart Goode and Nancy Cooley
  • Joanne and Thomas Gouge
  • Nancy and Adam Greene
  • The Horticultural Alliance
  • Vladimir Kasa-Djukic and Carol Ross
  • Christine Killorin and John Nussbaumer
  • Anthony Manheim and Elaine Reis Manheim
  • Amy Paradise
  • Barbara Slifka
  • James Vos and Stephanie Joyce

Supporter ($125 level members)

  • Dr. Paula J. Angelone and Jerry Rosengarten
  • Ann Marie and Patrick Bradley
  • Gabe and Jerilyn Caprio
  • Marie DiMonte
  • Lisa and Christopher Engel
  • Sarah Fels
  • Laura Flug
  • Shelly and Vincent Fremont
  • Ina and Alfred Green
  • Valerie Hanley
  • Pamela Harwood and Peter Feder
  • Bridget Healy
  • Barbara and Peter Himler
  • Stephen and Regina Humanitzki
  • Jane Iselin
  • Carol and Tom Isles
  • Bradley and Shira Kalish
  • Marie Kennedy
  • Marsha Kranes
  • Florence and Paul Libin
  • Francine Lynch
  • Andy Marcus
  • Monica Merrill
  • Olivia Motch
  • Mary Mulvihill
  • Harry Neyens
  • Michael Patrick and Carol Sedwick
  • Elaine Peterson and Richard Kahn
  • Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
  • Jane Rode
  • Pat Sanders
  • Ann Sandford
  • Charles C. Savage
  • Jacqueline and Vincent Scerbinski
  • Wendy Sclight and Gerald Monroe
  • Edith and Alan Seligson
  • Martin Shnay
  • Loren Skeist and Marlene Marko
  • Lorena and Kurt Strunk
  • Lynn and Bruce Surry
  • John P. Taylor
  • Maria and Thomas Ulrich
  • C. Edward Ward, Jr.
  • Paula and Steve Warhaftig
  • Jacqueline Watson
  • Bruce and Linda Weed
  • Lewis and Sharon Wunderlich

Become a member today and help us keep the garden growing. Yearly memberships include reduced fee or free admission to workshops, music nights, and activities. Join 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

HOURS:

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

Pet Policy: On a leash, and please come prepared to clean up after your pet.

Free Daily Admission!

Yearly memberships, which include reduced fee or free admission to workshops, music nights, 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.


Get Directions

Bridge Gardens

Get Directions

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Things To Do

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Photography

Photography

Nature Study

Nature Study

Gardening

Gardening

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