Bridgehampton, NY

Bridge Gardens

Photo: Jeff Heatley

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Project Type

Stewardship

Acreage

5

Things to do

Birdwatching, Photography, Nature Study, Gardening

Access

Public

Address
36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

About

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.


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.


In 2020, Bridge Gardens became a Pick Up Location for Quail Hill Farm’s CSA Summer Box Shares!

We offered a limited number of box share pickups for the legendary Quail Hill Farm CSA Summer Share season.

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.


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! They are available for purchase in our online shop.

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.

Find more videos from Bridge Gardens on our blog.


We extend a big thank you to our 2015 - 2021 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 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.
  • 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 Sponsors “Free Advice Tuesdays”, which addresses organic practices for lawn care.
  • PSEG Donated volunteer hours through their corporate volunteer partnership.
  • 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 2020 Partner, Patron, Benefactor, Friend, Sustainer and Supporter-level members:

Partner ($5,000 level members)

  • Barbara Braun- The Neuwirth Foundation
  • Susan Edwards and Ian Ziskin
  • Anne and John Hall
  • James Kilpatric and Harry Neyens

Benefactor ($1,000 level members)

  • Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald Ahlers
  • Rick Bogusch
  • The Bridgehampton Association, Inc.
  • Laura Donnelly
  • George A. Hambrecht and Andrea H. Fahnestock

Friend ($500 level members)

  • Dr. Paula J. Angelone and Jerry Rosengarten
  • Jenice and Rick Delano
  • Harriet Edwards
  • Laura Flug
  • Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines
  • Amy and Doug Halsey
  • The Horticultural Alliance
  • Kevin Kotler
  • Kim and Greg Lippmann
  • Margaret and Peter Sullivan
  • Catherine and Bradford Tepper

Sustainer($250 level members)

  • Anne and Bruce Babcock
  • Bettina Benson
  • Robert Chancelor and Oscar Mandes
  • Harriet and Alan Dresher
  • RainyDay and John Erwin
  • Robert Fleischer and Susan Raanan
  • Anna Lou Fletcher
  • Joanne and Thomas Gouge
  • Barbara and Peter Himler
  • Christine Killorin and John Nussbaumer
  • Francine Lynch
  • Christopher Pola
  • Jacqueline and Vincent Scerbinski
  • Barbara Slifka
  • Susan Kennedy Zeller

Supporter ($125 level members)

  • Claire and Anthony Abenante
  • Susan Barbieri
  • Arthur Beckenstein and John O’Rourke
  • Gabe and Jerilyn Caprio
  • Cheryl Carter
  • Rosemarie and Joseph DiLorenzo
  • Judy Lynne Hester
  • Marie Kennedy
  • Hilka Klinkenberg and Bernard Braverman
  • Gary Moscato and Nikki Agnelli
  • Mary Mulvihill
  • Michael and Joanne Pateman
  • Elaine Peterson and Richard Kahn
  • Jennifer and James Pike
  • Judith Saner
  • Charles Savage
  • Mark Schwarz
  • Wendy Sclight and Gerald Monroe
  • Mary Shaughnessy
  • Martin Shnay
  • Elaine Shocas
  • Maria and Thomas Ulrich
  • Alicia Whitaker
  • Michael and Abby Wolk

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

HOURS:

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

Other than seeing eye dogs, no dogs are permitted on the property.

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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