Join Us at The Garden Museum London

If you’re in London on Tuesday May 2 join Madoo Executive Director Alejandro Saralegui at the Garden Museum for a lunchtime talk to discover the story of a unique American garden. Its founder Robert Dash, a self-taught gardener and painter who was also a noted poet, experimented as he went along, turning Madoo into a nexus of the American art and poetry worlds. He often described the garden as having “English bones and American flesh”, and Dash’s interpretations of historic garden periods fill the two-acre site, where Rosemary Verey’s influence can be clearly felt in the potager based on a drawing of her own at Barnsley House. Alejandro’s talk will include archival and present day photography of the garden as well as Dash’s own paintings that illustrate Madoo.

Tues 2 May, 12pm
£15 Standard
£10 Friends, Young Fronds

Purchase Tickets HERE





Mastering Modern Topiary Classes

For beginners we’ll provide the secateurs (and breakfast) for this three hour hands-on workshop with British topiary and pruning specialist Darren Lerigo. He’ll share his love for both the practical nature of the work, spending the day up a ladder making bold cuts with his sharp, shiny shears, as well as the creative side of topiary. Participants will practice on their own tabletop topiary and the shrubs at Madoo—please be gentle! Learn to trust your instincts in the garden to be a bold and creative gardener. So whether you want to change the look of your privet hedge or want to make the buxus look like a bear, join us for an entertaining morning of snipping in the garden.


Friday, May 12, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$150.00 Non Madoo Members
Madoo Members use code for discount


For those who have been through the Mastering Modern Topiary Beginners course, this is the advanced three hour hands-on workshop with British topiary and pruning specialist Darren Lerigo. Not only practical, the course will also get you composing your own topiaries — abstracting shapes, creating organic forms, making from instinct via setting rules to work by and exploring the relationship between balance and symmetry in the green architecture of a garden. You will finish the workshop with an idea of both the craft skills and the artistic side needed to compose a topiary.  

Please bring your own shears and snips. 



Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
$125.00 Non Madoo Members
Madoo Members use code for discount




Elizabeth Hazan: Sundown 

Last Weekend May 5 and 6, 2022

It might be soggy out there, but the summer studio is open with a beautiful exhibit of recent paintings by Elizabeth Hazan. As an artist who mines the fertile territory between abstraction and representation, Hazan spent a significant period of her childhood on the East End of Long Island, surrounded by the open farm fields moments from the ocean, but also by the palpable history of painting – the Action and Color Field paintings of the Abstract Expressionists and the concurrent avantgarde landscape painters. In Hazan’s work, painted as if hovering from above, time and space are collapsed into a heightened version of nature truer to experience, both internal and external. Imagery is a mixture of invention and recollection; meandering lines, both intuitive and decisive, loop the canvas loosely containing the soft-edge, idiosyncratic fields of rich color. 

Elizabeth Hazan was born and raised in New York City and received a BA from Bryn Mawr College. She attended The New York Studio School and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has twice been a resident of Yaddo. Solo and two-person exhibitions include Heatwave at Johannes Vogt, NYC in 2019, High Noon at Duck Creek, Springs, NY in 2021, and Body to Land at Turn Gallery, NYC in 2020. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Eric Firestone Gallery, Morgan Lehman Gallery, and The National Arts Club. She is the founder of Platform Project Space in Brooklyn, NY, featuring exhibitions of fellow contemporary artists.  

Fridays and Saturdays from 12 – 4 PM Please register at madoo.org/visit.  Or by appointment at info@madoo.org

Image: Elizabeth Hazan, Potato Field/Dusk, 2023, oil on linen 66 x 55 inches.


A Call for Volunteers!

With Spring upon us and the garden opening on April 15 we can use your help. Have you ever dreamed of working in the magical gardens of Madoo? Well here is your chance to do good and learn. There’s always gardening work to do but we need help manning the gate, in the office, at events, etc. We can tailor the job to your schedule and your skill set. Fill out the volunteer form HERE. (The link works now!)



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362 Sagg Main Street
PO Box 1362

Sagaponack, New York 11962  


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The Madoo Conservancy

362 Sagg Main Street
PO Box 1362

Sagaponack, New York 11962