United States of America, New York, Suffolk County, Southampton, Sagaponack
Madoo (Sagaponack, New York)
Madoo is an artist's garden that has been under development since 1967. Its name comes from an old Scottish term meaning "my dove." Situated on two acres on the south shore of eastern Long Island, it has grown more or less spontaneously with plants dominating over any hard structure. A radical pruning technique, whimsy, and bold use of color in outdoor furnishings are constants in this oceanside garden that reflects its creator's life as an artist. The garden was opened to the public on July 10, 1993.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert Dash (landscape designer and owner, 1966 to date).
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, and photocopies of correspondence and articles about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Amei Wallach, "Gardens: Artful Cultivation," Architectural Digest 40, No. 10 (October 1983), pp. 160-165