Wishing you and your family a healthy and happy Thanksgiving! We’ve much to be thankful for given the difficult year, nay almost two years, the world has gone through. Here at Madoo, as the garden quiets down we can reflect on a wonderful growing season and a multitude of visitors. It was great to meet many of you at the gate, thanks for taking the time to stroll the gardens and your kind words about the garden.

And, yes, do come visit the garden, we’re still open on Saturdays from noon to 4:00 PM by reservation.


Robert Dash: New Acquisitions

In the Studio we are exhibiting, Robert Dash: New Acquisitions. Since the passing of Robert Dash (1931-2013), The Madoo Conservancy has been acquiring his works with the intention of improving and expanding our collection. Recent acquisitions through purchase and donation include several important examples of his work from the early 1960s to the late 1970s. Untitled (1961) was used as the image on the announcement for Dash’s first New York exhibition at Barone Gallery. Wayside Catalog Cover (1969), a transitional piece between the early impressionistic and expressive oil landscapes and the quintessentially Dash Sagaponack scenes in acrylic, offers a glimpse into his artistic explorations and development as a painter. Of special importance are works that document the story of Madoo, and two paintings in the exhibition depict vignettes of the interior and exterior of the summer house and studio. Dining, Spring (1972) is an intimate painting of Robert Dash’s dining room with a view of Foster Farm through the large, central windows, and Untitled: Arbor at Madoo (1970) shows a long gone arbor and the original white trim and brown shingle color story of the summer studio.


Merry Madoo, December 11

Saturday,December 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us for some holiday cheer and shopping. A full-on Merry Madoo is back with our Madoo-grown paperwhites, lady apple pomanders, custom Mae Mougins porcelains and your favorite vendors including Kitty Clay, Gretchen Comley, Auther Golabek, Meg Cohen Cashmere, and more! Don’t forget our delicious mulled cider, vin chaud (after 12!) and of course chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

Photo: Durell Godfrey


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 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity.



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