Bridge Gardens Now Open Year Round with Free Daily Admission

June 21, 2018

2018 Season to Include Home Gardening Programs, Outdoor Concerts, And Birdhouse Exhibition And Auction and Autumn Open House

SOUTHAMPTON, NY — The Peconic Land Trust is pleased to announce its Summer 2018 season at Bridge Gardens, which is now open daily all year round, with free admission. Bridgehampton’s hidden gem was donated to the Peconic Land Trust in 2008 by Jim Kilpatric and Harry Neyens and today serves as a multipurpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom and community resource, with diverse program offerings and a Community Garden with 22 garden plots.  

Highlights of the season include:

  • Workshops on home vegetable gardening, low-impact lawn maintenance, and garden advice all summer long;
  • Our popular Fridays at Six Music in the Gardens with the live music of Jack Licitra on July 20 and Joe Hampton and the King Pins on August 17;
  • Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour, scheduled on June 29, July 27, and August 24 featuring guided walks throughout the garden paired with local wine;
  • Plein air painting classes led by Suzzanne Fokine; and,
  • New this year, the Birdhouse Exhibition and Auction, opening on July 6 and featuring the work of over 30 local artists for visitors to bid on!
  • Save the Date: Saturday, November 10: Autumn Open House and the closing of the Birdhouse Auction.

A complete listing of events at Bridge Gardens this summer is available on our calendar or by emailing Our 2018 partners include the Perfect Earth Project, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, the Peconic Estuary Program, and Greener Pastures Organics.


Founded in 1983, Peconic Land Trust conserves Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since its inception, the nonprofit Trust has worked conscientiously with landowners, communities, municipalities, partner organizations, and donors, to conserve approximately 12,000 acres of land on Long Island. The Trust’s professional staff carries out the necessary research and planning to identify and implement alternatives to outright development. While working to conserve the productive farms, watersheds, woodlands, and beachfront of Long Island, the Trust is also protecting the unique rural heritage and natural resources of the region. For more information about the Peconic Land Trust, visit

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