We study a specific area of horticulture, or a family of plants and other gardening related issues, usually on the first Saturday of the month, from 10 am 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. 

March 7, 2020

TOPICS: Favorite Trees and Pruning Techniques for Shrubs and Trees! Late-winter and early spring are great times to plant new trees and  to do maintenance pruning of existing shrubs and trees. A favorite maxim is, “right plant in the right location.”  The questions are, which trees flourish in  East End conditions, and what is the right location to plant my dream trees, both standard and dwarf sized, on my property? To keep your trees and shrubs looking their best we’ll discuss pruning techniques and timing, an “evergreen” topic. Several varieties can be pruned to stay shrubs or to grow tree size,  including our favorite Crape Myrtles. 


February 1, 2020

TOPIC: Transplanting and dividing! 

This is a great time to begin thinking about which plants in your garden you can multiply and rejuvenate by dividing and transplanting, which plants might need to be transplanted to thrive better in another  location in your garden, and which plants would simply look better in another spot in your garden. The question is, when is a good time to transplant and/or divide the particular plants you have in mind? And how does dividing and transplanting help your garden flourish? It’s also the way that members can donate plants to the HAH Plant Fair’s “Member Digs” offerings.


January 4, 2020

TOPIC: It is time to start planting SEEDS already! Please join us for a discussion about seeds and seed catalogs. See Sarah’s article on seed catalogs on the next page and bring your own suggestions for others and particularly information about what ones are your favorites and why. What are your experiences with growing from seed?

December 14, 2020

TOPIC: FAVORITE NATIVE PLANTS    Following up on Doug Tallamy’s talk at the Karish Event, our Roundtable will include HAH members who grow native plants and will share information about their favorites.

November 2, 2019

TOPIC: Our topic of discussion will be GROUNDCOVERS and we will continue the exploration begun by last month’s speaker on this subject. Many of you have had the experience of dealing with invasive, weedy groundcover elimination. Come share what does work well for you. If you bring in some samples, we can have a plant swap. Or bring some photos of your successes.

October 12, 2019


  1. Plants that Look Great in September, October, and November (and may be on sale now at local nurseries or available from other HAH members!)
  2. What to Do Right Now in Your Garden for Maintenance and Improvement
  3. Questions and Answers from the Group



Photo © Erika Shank

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