We study a specific area of horticulture, or a family of plants and other gardening related issues on the first Saturday of the month from 10am until noon from October through March. All are welcome, whether members or not, to participate in these free discussions. They are moderated by Pamela Harwood and take place at the HAH Library and meeting room on the lower level of the Bridgehampton Community House. Enter at our parking lot on the west side of School Street and go to the door to the right of the Book Bay.

Reports on some of these meetings can be found in our newsletters and also here on the website in our Plant Info section. 

October 6, 2018

“Water Features in the Garden: Varieties, Installation, Maintenance, and the Plants that Complement Them” 

Several members who have lovely water features in their gardens will be on hand to discuss them and answer questions. So, if you have one, would like to consider adding one, or just like dreaming about having one, please join us!

November 3, 2018 – *Container Gardening                                                                                     *Storing and Saving Tropicals over the Winter

December 1, 2018 –

How to Make your Garden Look Wonderful During the Winter Months. We’ll discuss a variety of evergreen and semi-evergreen trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs that provide structure, focal points, color, bright berries, colorful stems, and exfoliating bark, including design tips to maximize their effect.

Holiday Decorations You Can Make Using Materials from your own Garden. We’ll even show a video. 
• General Garden Questions: Bring Them Along and Hopefully We’ll Have Answers!

January 5, 2019 –

  • Plants that Attract Pollinators and Beneficial Wildlife
  • Deer-resistant Plants: the most up-to-date list (in Bridgehampton!) will be Distributed and Discussed
  • Moles, Voles, Rabbits: Protecting Your Garden

February 2, 2019 – Four speakers Discuss the Evolution of their Gardens

Four of our members, Carolyn Gemake, Erika Shank (a founding member), Lydia Wallis, and Erik Brockmeyer, will each speak about the development of their own garden, what they’ve learned, trial and error, changes they’ve made, advice they might have for others, things they have yet to do but would like to do in future.

March 2, 2019 –

“Getting to Know the Natives”

Rick Bogusch, Manager of Bridge Gardens, will be on hand when we talk about the benefits of incorporating plants native to Long Island and greater New York into your garden. We’ll also discuss some of the challenges of using these varieties. A native plant list will be available, as well as suggestions about where these plants are available for purchase.

April 6, 2019


Photo © Erika Shank

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