Past Events

Slow Food East End Walk & Wine at Landcraft

Friday, September 23, 2022, 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Slow Food East End at Landcraft Garden Foundation for an evening of sipping local wines and strolling through their imaginative gardens. Wine sponsors are Rose Hill Vineyards and Croteaux Vineyards.

Be inspired and learn more about naturalizing landscapes from the experts at Landcraft who will share tips for pollinator friendly, biodiverse landscaping best suited for our local ecosystem and your backyard.

Ticketed guests are welcome to stroll through the gardens at your own pace and stop along the trails for tastes, sips and chats. There are four acres of cultivated and naturalized garden spaces to enjoy surrounded by almost 10 acres of natural meadows with mowed paths providing easy access to view native plants and abundant wildlife.

Educators’ Saturday

September 17, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Educators, show your school I.D. and enter the gardens for FREE!  Come explore the many opportunities for outdoor education.  Staff and Education Committee volunteers will be available for your questions.

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Knitters who show their work in progress at the entrance will receive $5 off admission to the garden. There are many beautiful places to sit and knit in the gardens:  the West Terrace, the Ruin, the Tiki Hut, and numerous benches along paths and in garden nooks.

Rites of Spring Music Festival:  Sounds of Nature

Friday, June 10, 2022, doors open at 4:00 pm

Landcraft Garden Foundation is delighted to partner with Rites of Spring Artistic Director Paolo Bartolani to bring you an enchanting symbiosis of music and nature. The centerpiece of the evening is Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp — with other musical works by French composers Maurice Ravel and Francois Devienne.  Also being performed and written six months after Debussy’s sonata with the same instrumentation is English composer Arnold Bax’s the Elegiac Trio. Musicians are Ginevra Petrucci (flute), Matthew Cohen (Viola), and Ruth Bennett (harp).

Most of Debussy’s music evokes the natural world in some form, and his critical writings and personal correspondence argue passionately for a symbiosis between music and nature: “I wanted music to have a liberty it contains within it perhaps more than any other art, not being limited to a more or less exact reproduction of Nature, but possessing mysterious correspondences between nature and the imagination”

We invite our guests to enjoy the garden’s natural beauty before the performance; doors open at 4:00 pm.  Concert begins at 5:00 pm.  Dress appropriately for the weather. Light refreshments will be serve immediately after the concert.

Slow Food East End Walk and Wine at Landcraft

DATE: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Rain date: Friday, September 24, 2021
TIME: 4:30 – 7:00pm
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Be deliciously inspired by people passionate about the beautiful East End. Join Slow Food East End and Landcraft Garden Foundation for an evening of sipping local wines and strolling through the beautiful Landcraft gardens.

Rites of Spring Music Festival: An Evening of Shakespeare: Words & Music

While originally many of Shakespeare’s works included “songs,” the music of these songs was lost. Over time, many composers have been inspired to complete these songs with music from their own imagination. This concert will focus on the lesser-known music of two Jewish immigrants, Erich Korngold and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.  Both composers escaped World War II by coming to America and both, in this period of strife, turned to Shakespeare, demonstrating the timeless quality of his works. Music motivated by the plays Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, As you Like it, Othello, Hamlet & the Tempest will be interwoven with monologues from these works. 

Date: Sunday, August 1 2021
Time: 5:30pm