Winter Garden Lectures


New Perspectives



The Madoo Conservancy is pleased to announce the 2019 winter lectures centering on the theme of New Perspectives at leading East Coast gardens. Each talk features new voices at these institutions and the influences of their former work lives. All lectures will take place at 12 P.M. in the summer studio with a reception to follow.


February 24, Timothy Tilghman, Head Gardener, The Untermeyer Conservancy.

Tilghman, who has a BS in Plant Science/Ornamental Horticulture started at Untermeyer eight years ago and is now joined by a staff of six. Previously he held positions at Wave Hill and Rocky Gardens and was a senior garden editor at Martha Stewart Living. Tilghman has led an ambitious garden restoration program at Untermeyer transforming a “forgotten” masterpiece of the early Twentieth century into a must-see garden.


March 24, Andrea Brunsendorf, Director of Outdoor Landscapes, Longwood Gardens

Brunsendorf was appointed Director of Outdoor Landscapes at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania last year. One of London’s most remarkable head gardeners, Brusendorf was appointed as head gardener for the three-acre Inner Temple garden in 2007, a position that is traceable back to the 1540s. She was the first woman to fill the post and the only one to have been born in East Germany. In summer 2017, the Flowers in the City campaign gave its prize for Best Large Garden to the Inner Temple. Now at the renowned Longwood Gardens, she leads 30 gardeners in creating beautiful and inspiring experiences for all.


April 7, Andy Brand, Plant Curator, The Coastal Main Botanical Garden

Brand has been the Plant Curator at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for the past year. The gardens opened in 2007 in Boothbay, Maine and is the largest botanical garden in New England; comprising 295 acres, 17 of which are gardens featuring native plants of Maine and other plants suited to northern coastal conditions. The gardens also feature a butterfly house and a permanent sculpture exhibition. Prior to joining with the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Brand was for 27 years the manager of rare-plant nursery Broken Arrow in Connecticut.


Tickets $25 / $20 Members available at Registration required.


Celebrating its 25th anniversary as a public garden, The Madoo Conservancy is dedicated to the study, preservation, and enhancement of Madoo, the ever changing, horticulturally diverse garden with historic structures established in 1967 by artist, gardener, and writer Robert Dash in the village of Sagaponack, New York. At Madoo, a unique living tribute to the artistic imagination of its founder, we seek to continually engage, educate, and inspire our visitors within this entirely organic environment. 
The Madoo Conservancy

618 Sagg Main Street

Sagaponack, NY 11962




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