Behold, Madoo in All Its Glory

The annual garden sale and celebration, Much Ado About Madoo
Robert Dash’s untitled oil-and-gesso painting on lithograph from his “Sagg Main” series will be part of the Much Ado About Madoo live auction tomorrow night, carrying an estimate of $10,000. Gary Mamay

The Madoo Conservancy in Saga­ponack will hold its annual garden sale and celebration, Much Ado About Madoo, this weekend. The festivities begin tomorrow with a benefit cocktail preview party from 6 to 8 p.m.

While the main event takes place on Saturday, the Friday night cocktail party has replaced the Saturday night reception and offers both a preview of the market sale and the live auction, presented by Jamie Niven, which was traditionally held on Saturday.

The auction will feature a range of items, including a work on paper from Robert Dash’s “Sagg Main” series, recently shown at the Parrish Art Museum, and the always eagerly sought chicken manure from April Gonzales Garden Design. There is a silent auction as well, and a new exhibition, “Rediscovering Robert Dash,” will be on view.

On Saturday, the garden market will open at 10 a.m., with more than 25 retailers of garden furniture, rare plants, gourmet items, antiques, and accessories. Hunter Boot, Sag Harbor Florist, Cire Trudon, Glover Perennials, Fermob, Madison James, Austere c/o the Maidstone, Victoria Amory & Co., and Wolfman-Gold are some of the vendors participating.

There will be two special events on Saturday. At noon, a lunch and conversation with Frances Schultz, author of “The Bee Cottage,” and Charlotte Moss, who wrote “Garden Inspirations,” will cover gardening, decorating, and their books, which will also be available for signing. Tickets are $150, or $125 for members. And from 5 to 7 p.m., “Once Upon a Time at Madoo” will offer storytelling and music by a string quartet from Juilliard. Tickets cost $25 for this event.

Tickets for the cocktail party are $200, or $150 for Madoo members. Admission to Saturday’s market, open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., is $20, free for members. Tickets for the events and preview require reservations, which can be made through the Madoo website.