Bridgehampton, NY

Bridge Gardens

Photo: Jeff Heatley

Become a Member
Project Type

Stewardship

Acreage

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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.

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.


Uncommon Ground IV - Sculpture Exhibition open from June, 2021 through September, 2022.

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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.

Volunteers Help Bridge Gardens Grow!

Heidi Rain is a reliable weekly volunteer and chooses to spend her time in the rose garden, deadheading flowers and keeping the roses looking their best.

“What a gift it is to work with the roses at Bridge Gardens! There is nothing quite like the peace of heart I feel whenever I walk over the grasses down to that circular brick-bottomed garden. Tending cycles of budding and blossoming, and encouraging the growth of the roses connects me to that great beauty that soothes the soul.”

Heidi Rain

Community Garden Plots Flourish at Bridge Gardens!

“Barbara and I are at the tail end of our third and most bountiful season yet tending our community garden at Bridge Gardens. We're not sure if it's the venerated Bridgehampton loam, this year's climate, or simply the lessons learned and mistakes made during our first two seasons, but we could not have been more pleased by the abundance of produce emanating from our 10-ft x 20-ft plot of land.”

Barbara & Peter Himler

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 special thanks to our 2021 Partner, Patron, Benefactor, Friend, Sustainer and Supporter-level members and donors, and to our 2021 Non-Profit and Corporate Partners.

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 Amanda Abraham at 631.283.3195 ext. 120.

And take a virtual tour today! Garden Director Rick Bogusch shows us around the Herb Garden:

Visitor Information

HOURS:

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

Parking: Free parking available at Bridge Gardens.

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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