PLT: Bridge Gardens — 5 — August / Photo Essay


PLT BRIDGE GARDENS AUGUST 2014

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1455 11394

‘Chocolate Cherry’ sunflower

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1611 11382

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1435 11390

Japanese anemone (Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1480 11386

Leaf of ‘New Zealand Purple’ castor bean

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1506 11387

Princess lily (Alstroemeria ‘Casablanca’)

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1588 11383

Seed head of Rudbeckia knitted ‘Autumn Sun’

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1614 11392

Rosa ‘Pomponella Fairy Tale’

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1583 11384

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1458 11389

Pumpkin flower

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1464 11388

Ripening pumpkin

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1451 11391

‘Russian Mammoth’ sunflower

AAQ Bridge 8.26.14 # 1501 11392

Burgundy leaf crinum (Crinum procerum ‘Splendens’) and cobseb bush

August 26, 2014

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 676 11317

Clematis leaves

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 597 11315

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 659 11310

fading hosta flowers

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 632 11311

Bear’s breech (Acanthus spinosus)

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 620 11318

Clematis ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 582 11318

Knotweed (Persicaria polymorpha)

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 592+ 11320

Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 601 11312

Geranium ‘Rozanne’

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 612+++ 11323

cardoon seed heads

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 649+ 11319

Twister by James De Martis

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 666+ 11321

moth on leaves of Hosta ‘Sum & Substance’

August 19, 2014

AAQ Bridge 8.19.14 # 635 11322

 Hosta ‘Sum & Substance’ flowers

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9550 11050

Rosa ‘Brothers Grimm’

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9555 11053

Rosa ‘Seventh Heaven’

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9556 11051

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9558 11052

Rosa ‘Angel Face’

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9620 11049

Borage (Borago officinalis)

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9612 11048

ornamental corn

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9594 11045

‘Chocolate Cherry’ sunflower

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9583 11047

sunflowers

AAQ Bridge 8.11.14 # 9645 11054

August 11, 2014

AAQ - Bridge # 8856 10987

Lamb’s ears (Stachys leant)

AAQ - Bridge # 8911 10985

zinnia

AAQ - Bridge # 8942 10983

Calendula ‘Lemon Cream’

AAQ - Bridge # 8876 10988

AAQ - Bridge # 8954 10984

Fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

AAQ - Bridge # 8973 10993

Bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii) and eastern prickly pear cactus

AAQ - Bridge # 8839 10989

Hosta ‘Sum & Substance’ flowers

AAQ - Bridge # 8930 10992

Zinnia

AAQ - Bridge # 8903 10990

Zinnia

AAQ - Bridge # 8924 10994

Rosehip (Rosa rugosa)

AAQ - Bridge # 8946 10991

Molinia litorialis ‘Windspiel’ (back), Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’ (left), Pennisetum alopecuroides (right)

August 7, 2014

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AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 8035x5 10979

‘Chocolate Cherry’ sunflower

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 7991 10970

Fountain grass flower (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 7978V2 10969

Balloon flower ({Platycodon grandifloras)

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 7991 10971

bindweed in golden false cypress

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 8099 10968

Rudbeckia nitida ‘Autumn Sun’

AAQ - Bridge 8.5.14 # 8169 10980

boxwood and spider webs

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 8157 10973

Herb garden and the Garden House

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 7982 10974

Switch grass flowers (Panicum virgatum)

August 5, 2014

AAQ - Bridge 8.4.14 # 8059 10966

Peconic Land Trust: BRIDGE GARDENS

 

Bridge Gardens was established in 1988 by Harry Neyens and Jim Kilpatric, who designed and installed the gardens over the ensuing 10 years. In 1997, Bridge Gardens Trust was created as a charitable corporation to maintain and preserve the gardens. In 2008, Neyens and Kilpatric donated Bridge Gardens to the Peconic Land Trust. Since operated under the auspices of the Trust, Bridge Gardens has grown as a horticultural oasis in the heart of Bridgehampton, and has been the setting for a broad array of cultural and educational programs, including its annual lecture series. Joining the Trust in 2008 as Garden Director, Rick Bogusch has become a locally known expert in garden design and planning, as well as for his culinary acumen, using plants found throughout the garden.

In 2012, Bridge Gardens adopted a mission to serve as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom, demonstration garden and community resource – and tied the Gardens purpose more closely to the mission of the Peconic Land Trust. With this in mind, the Gardens’ vegetable bed, planted in 2010, doubled in size. In the Outer Garden, two large demonstration beds were created alongside the rose garden and planted with cover crops to demonstrate techniques for improving soil fertility – in both an attractive and beneficial way. Additionally, the programs planned at Bridge Gardens during the Spring, Summer and Fall all provide an educational component tied to sustainable garden and living practices.

Bridge Gardens will be open weekends through the end of October. Summer hours, which include Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, will begin Memorial Day weekend. Bridge Gardens covers over five acres and consists of an Inner Garden and an Outer Garden. Developed first, the Inner Garden features a large, meticulously-trimmed knot garden surrounded by beds of 180 different culinary, medicinal, ornamental, and textile and dyeing herbs. Overlooking these plantings, the garden house is the manager’s residence/education center. In the Outer Garden, the favorite attraction is a collection of antique and modern roses. Bridge Gardens also contains animal topiaries, perennial beds and borders, a water garden, woodland paths, a hidden bamboo room, double hedgerows of privet with viewing ports, and specimen shrubs and trees.

www.peconiclandtrust.org
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Bridge Gardens Map 9669

 

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Photographs/Copyright, Jeff Heatley

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