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May 20, 2019

2019 Summer and Fall Seasons at Bridge Gardens to Include Home Gardening Programs, Outdoor Concerts, Birdhouse Exhibition + Auction, and Autumn Family Fair

2019 Summer and Fall Seasons to Include Home Gardening Programs, Outdoor Concerts, Birdhouse Exhibition + Auction, and Autumn Family Fair

SOUTHAMPTON, NY — The Peconic Land Trust is pleased to announce its Summer & Fall 2019 season at Bridge Gardens, which is open daily all year round, with free admission. Donated to the Peconic Land Trust in 2008 by Jim Kilpatric and Harry Neyens, Bridgehampton’s hidden gem serves as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom and community resource, with diverse program offerings and a Community Garden with 22 garden spaces.

“While all the seasons at the garden have their beauty, summer and fall is when the gardens are in full bloom,” says Garden Manager Rick Bogusch. The gardens include a 4-quadrant herb garden (culinary, medicinal, textile/dye and ornamental), water garden, perennial beds, specimen trees, creative hedges, between 50 and 75 varieties of roses, expansive demonstration vegetable garden, and community gardens all situated within a five acre park-like setting.

Highlights of the seasons’ programs include:

  • Workshops on home vegetable gardening, low-impact landscape maintenance, and gardening advice all summer and fall; including Free Lawn Advice Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm with Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics starting on May 14;
  • Our popular Fridays at Six Music in the Gardens with live music July 19 with Charles Certain and Friends and August 23 with Joe Hampton and the Kingpins;
  • Fridays at Four, Tasting and Tour, scheduled on July 26 with Borghese Vineyards and August 30 with winery to be announced, featuring guided walks throughout the garden paired with local wine; and
  • Watercolor workshops with local artist Barbara Thomas on Thursdays in July and August.

Special Events:

  • The 2nd Annual Birdhouse Exhibition and Auction, opening on June 29 and featuring the work of over 35 local artists for visitors to bid on! The closing reception for the exhibition and auction will be on Saturday, August 17.
  • Autumn Open House and Family Fair on Saturday, October 26 featuring nature-themed arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, demonstrations, and refreshments for all.

A complete listing of events at Bridge Gardens this summer and fall is available at www.peconiclandtrust.org or by emailing events@peconiclandtrust.org. Our 2019 partners include the Perfect Earth Project, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, Jackson Dodds, Summerhill Landscapes, the Peconic Estuary Program, Greener Pastures Organics, RB Irrigation, PSEG and Marders.

While free to the public, Bridge Gardens also offers Memberships that provide a variety of benefits, including reduced or free admission to the educational, recreational, and cultural programs at the gardens. To learn more about supporting the gardens, visit www.PeconicLandTrust.org/BridgeGardens.

About Bridge Gardens

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 Jim 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 a vegetable garden, Community Garden spaces, and sustainable 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. For more information, visit www.PeconicLandTrust.org/BridgeGardens.

About the Peconic Land Trust

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 over 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 peconiclandtrust.org.

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