Savor local flavors and flowers at Bridge Gardens’ Friday at Four Tastings and Tours.
If you’ve never visited Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton, now is the time, as the Peconic Land Trust, the nonprofit organization that oversees the gardens, is sweetening the deal with Fridays at Four. On the last Friday of each month through September, visitors can join garden manager Rick Bogusch on a tour of the grounds while sipping local beverages.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for people to come and experience the garden in a casual, informal setting,” says Yvette DeBow, director of marketing and communications for the Peconic Land Trust. “It’s a feast for all the senses!” The tasting part of that feast comes courtesy of three local partners: July visitors will drink lemonade from Sweet’tauk Lemonade, the August tour features Wölffer Estate Vineyard rosé, and September offers beer from Montauk Brewing Company.
But while the drinks are great, the real treat is the garden. “Bridge Gardens is unique among local gardens,” says Bogusch. “[It’s] designed to be an outdoor classroom and demonstration garden with an emphasis on sustainability, vegetable gardening, and edible landscaping.” The tour allows Bogusch to discuss the plants in detail as well as give home gardening tips.
“Rick is a wealth of knowledge,” says DeBow. “By combining these unique, personalized talks/walks with local tastings, our guests will experience a full array of the senses of our community—the tastes, the smells, the visuals, and the sounds. The gardens are a magical place.” Fridays at Four Tastings and Tours will be held on July 29, August 26, and September 30 at Bridge Gardens, 36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton, 283-3195.