Bridgehampton, NY

Bridge Gardens

Photo: Jeff Heatley

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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.

We often have Connections events at Bridge Gardens. In 2019 we offered a Rolled Cookies and Crackers Workshop. Find the recipes from that event here, Rolled Crackers and Cookies Recipes.

New in 2020: Bridge Gardens was a Pick Up Location for Quail Hill Farm’s Summer Box Shares!

We offered a limited number of box share pick ups for the legendary Quail Hill Farm Summer Share season in 2020. Stay tuned for updates for the 2021 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 pick up option.

Pick ups were 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!

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.

In 2020 many of our programs moved online.

Find more videos from Bridge Gardens on our blog.

Thank you to our 2015 - 2020 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 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


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 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.


We are excited to announce that our free self-guided tour of Bridge Gardens will soon be available through TravelStorys. TravelStorys provides self-guided audio tours of many locations that you can access from your phone while on location or on your computer at home.

The Bridge Gardens tour 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 species that grow there.

Download the TravelStorys app and stay tuned for the adventure to come!

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36 Mitchell Ln, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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