March at HAH

The HAH March Newsletter is here at the link below,

where you will find all details of events at HAH.

March 2018 NL


Saturday, March 3     10 am – noon

HAH LoGerfo Library

HAH Roundtable Program


This session will feature several, brief, how-to videos by contributors to Fine Gardening magazine on how and when to prune Crape Myrtles, Hydrangeas, Blueberries, shrubs, woody sub-shrubs, Roses, Callicarpa (beautyberry), Cotinus (smokebush), and Conifers, as well as removing suckers, root pruning, dead, and diseased wood. We’ll also describe the various tools that can be used as well as watch a video on how to sharpen them. And of course, bring all your questions! 

This is a free program and all are welcome to attend.

Pamela Harwood, Moderator


Sunday, March 11    2 pm

In the main hall of the Bridgehampton Community House

HAH Monthly Lecture

Bill Noble

“Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads in Them”

The gardens that speak to me the most are those of extraordinary plantsmen and women, both contemporary and from the past, who have grasped the raw material of a site and through their engagement with place have created gardens both eloquent and useful. I have been inspired by gardens conceived in traditional styles as well as those that have pioneered new plants and planting styles. Some of the questions I try to answer in a garden are how does it relate to the larger landscape, what design concepts are at work, and what role do plants play in the garden? In this talk I will survey some contemporary gardens with an inspiring sense of place as well as some from the past that have recently been restored. What qualities do historic gardens possess that make them relevant today? And how can some contemporary gardens continue into the future? What these gardens have in common, as Marianne Moore puts it, is “a place for the genuine.”

For thirty years Bill Noble has worked as a garden designer and professional in garden preservation.  As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy, he was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the United States. He is currently active in designing new gardens and revitalizing existing gardens throughout New England. His own garden in Norwich, Vermont, is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens, and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, The New York Times and Outstanding American Gardens: A Celebration: 25 Years of the Garden.

Lectures are free to members and $10 for not-yet members. Please become a member so that you can enjoy all of our lectures for free.

Followed by a reception downstairs in the HAH LoGerfo Library. All are welcome to ask more questions of our lecturer and enjoy some refreshments.


Saturday, March 17     11:00 am

HAH Book Group

The reviewers and their books are:

Carleen Borsella:
The Company of Trees – Thomas Parkenham

Janet Ollinger:
Head Gardeners – Ambra Edwards

Erika Shank:
Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style – Joseph Tychonievich


Save the Dates:

Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th

HAH Preview Party and Garden Fair

February at HAH

The February 2018 HAH Newsletter

is here   HAH February 2018 NL

Saturday, February 3rd

HAH Roundtable – 10am- Noon

· Native plant gardens, rain gardens, rain barrels
· Vicki Bustamante of Provenance Natives will be joining us to lend her expertise with native plants
· Speakers from The Peconic Estuary Program will talk about their homeowners’ rebates.
· Questions from the floor.
Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you. Pamela Harwood, Program Chair

Free and open to all.  John LoGerfo Library located in the Bridgehampton Community House, entrance School Street side of the building.


Sunday, February 11th at 2pm

HAH Monthly Lecture: Rick Bogusch

Herb Blends & Spice Mixes: How to Make Them & How to Use Them

The use of herbs and spices has a long history, longer than you might imagine. The earliest ancient Egyptians enjoyed anise, caraway, cardamom and mustard and the Goths showed their love of black pepper – still the most valuable and traded spice today – when they demanded three thousand pounds of peppercorns, along with gold and silver, not to sack Rome.
In our February lecture, Rick Bogusch, will explore the history and horticulture of herbs and spices and examine spice mixes from around the world and their ingredients. There will be handouts with recipes, as well as spice mix samples. A reception featuring recipes utilizing herbs and spices will follow and take place in the main auditorium upstairs instead of in the John LoGerfo Library.
Rick Bogusch has degrees in botany and landscape architecture and has gardened since he was a young teenager. He worked for Cornell University for 20 years as a landscape architect for the Cornell Botanical Garden. After that he worked as an estate gardener in Columbia County, NY. For the past 10 years he has worked for Peconic Land Trust as the Manager of Bridge Gardens and for the past 4 years he has proudly served on the Board of the Horticultural Alliance. His love and knowledge of plants extends from the extensive herb and vegetable gardens at Bridge Gardens right into the kitchen where he avidly uses what he grows.

Members free; Not yet members $10. Main Hall of the Bridgehampton Community House.

The HAH Seed Exchange Program     

Prior to the Sunday Lecture

If you bring donations of plant seed packets (preferably your own, labeled with variety),you will receive another package for free.  If you do not have any of your own seeds to donate, you can purchase packages for $2.00 each.  Information for starting seeds indoors and outdoors will be available.

Saturday, February 17th

HAH Book Review Group – 11am- Noon

The reviewers and the books they have read are as follows:

  • Lydia Wallis: Elements of Garden Design, Joe Eck
  • Carol Spencer:  The Gardens of Winterthur in All Seasons, Harold Bruce
  • Jane Iselin:  Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them, Cynthia Zaitsevsky

Come join in for a stimulating discussion of words on horticulture.  The moderator is Carolyn Gemake

Free and open to all.  John LoGerfo Library located in the Bridgehampton Community House, entrance School Street side of the building.


Save the Dates:

Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th HAH Preview Party and Garden Fair

January 2018

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to All!

HAH welcomes you to a busy year ahead exploring the world of horticulture.

Our January newsletter can be read here January 2018 NL

where you will find info on all of our activities for the month.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

ROUNDTABLE  Rescheduled   1:00 – 3:00   in the HAH Library


The Roundtable is open to everyone. Pamela Harwood moderates.

Saturday, January 13, 2018


led by Andrea Cote, check November newsletter for registration details.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

LECTURE   2 pm  – upstairs in the main hall of the BH Community House

Joseph Tychonievich

Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style – see details in NL


Saturday, January 20, 2018

BOOK REVIEW GROUP    11 am – 12 pm    in the HAH Library

The reviewers and the books they have read are as follows:

Elaine Peterson: The Rockefeller Family Gardens – Larry Lederman

Alicia Whitaker: Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend – Merle Gordon

Susan Zeller: Art to Landscape: Unleashing Creativity in Garden Design – W. Gary Smith

The moderator is Carolyn Gemake.

Come join in for a stimulating discussion of words on horticulture.

December 2017

Our December Newsletter is here   December 2017 NL

where you will find all details of our events this month.

Saturday, Dec. 2 – Roundtable – 10 am – noon

Held in the HAH Library, open to all

  • Conifers for the Winter Garden
  • Holiday Decorating with Plants from Your Garden
    Moderated by Pamela Harwood

Sunday, Dec. 10 – Lecture & Party – 2 pm

Held in the main hall of the Bridgehampton Community House, members attend for free, not-yet members pay $10 per person.

Jan Johnsen speaks on ‘Serenity by Design.’

Her powerpoint is full of beautiful gardens and is an interactive presentation that everyone will enjoy!  It accompanies her popular garden design book, Heaven is a Garden – Designing Serene Outdoor Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection.

Please stay after the lecture and celebrate at our annual holiday party!
We ask that all members attending bring a dish of finger food – either sweet or savory. Please be sure it is covered and ready to serve. As always, wine, apple cider, coffee and tea will be provided.

Saturday, Dec.16 – Book Group – 11 am-noon

Held in the HAH Library, open to all

The reviewers and the books they have read are as follows:
Mike DeVito: The Passion for Gardening, Inspiration for a Lifetime – Ken Druse
Pamela Harwood: Founding Gardeners – Andrea Wolf
Scott Sottile: Planting in a Post-Wild World -Thomas Rainer & Claudia West
The moderator is Carolyn Gemake.
Come join in for a stimulating discussion of words on horticulture.