Open Garden Day Is Saturday

Seven gardens will each offer different terrain, environments, and designs

The Garden Conservancy will hold one of its annual open days on the South Fork on Saturday, spanning Bridgehampton to Montauk.

Seven gardens will each offer different terrain, environments, and designs. All are open from 10 a.m. and most close at 4 p.m. (exceptions are noted below). There is a $7 fee to enter each, with children under 12 admitted free.

In Bridgehampton, the residence of Pamela Harwood and Peter Feder, at 371 Woodland Drive, features organic, deer-resistant plantings, herbs, striking foliage, and ornamental edibles. The seven-acre Entwood Garden at 100 Chase Court in Bridgehampton is casual but structured. Contoured landscaping encompasses intimate settings, unusual plant and rock specimens, and fields for recreation.

Heading into Springs, the Levy-Barnett property at 31 Woodbine Drive features ornamental grasses, plants capable of withstanding drought, containers of perennials and annuals, hundreds of bulbs, and self-seeding plants. It’s a garden for modern conditions. It closes at 2 p.m.

Also in Springs, at 962-964 Springs-Fireplace Road, Edwina von Gal will open up her salt marsh, woodland, and meadowed property to reveal her strategies for toxic-free landscape maintenance. A family workshop at 2 p.m. will show participants how to make native bee hotels using recycled materials. Registration is required through the open days program website. Ms. von Gal will give tours of the property at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Marshall Watson’s garden at 253 King’s Point Road in Springs offers Gardiner’s Bay views and a number of unique design flourishes such as Charlestonian gates, a walkway made from log rounds, and a kitchen garden with a carriage house converted into a potting shed. The property will be open to the public until 4 p.m. 

From 4 to 5, those preregistered will have a chance to celebrate the publication of Mr. Watson’s new book, “The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors.” He will lead a tour of the grounds and the inside of his house, discussing the design ideas in the book. A wine reception wraps it up. The price for this event is $65, or $60 for conservancy members, and tickets are available on the website.

Paul Hamilton, who runs the Springs Farmers Market, will be on hand at Fireplace Farm at 1 Hog Creek Lane in that hamlet to discuss kitchen gardens and share advice and stories from years of growing food. He will be there from 2 to 4 p.m.

Those who wish to make the trip to Montauk are sure to enjoy the garden of Richard Kahn and Elaine Peterson at 224 West Lake Drive, with its mature plantings and views of Lake Montauk. It will close at 2 p.m. 

The open day will occur rain or shine, and no reservations are required for the gardens, which can be visited in any order. The website is opendaysprogram. org for more information and reservations. 

Additional Long Island open days take place on June 25 in Calverton, Mount Sinai, Shoreham, and Stony Brook; on July 8 in Cutchogue, Jamesport, and Mattituck; on July 30 in Southampton, Bridgehampton, and East Hampton, and on Oct. 7 in Cutchogue and Shelter Island Heights.