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Garden Tour Season Peaks on North Fork


Every year there seems to be more and more garden tours on the North Fork. The rich fertile soil that nourishes the produce on the farm stands and the grapes in the vineyards also enriches the many varieties of plants that create the beautiful lush gardens that dot the North Fork. If you have ever tried to garden anywhere else you can appreciate how good the soil is here. Dark, loamy, filled with nutrients, it sometimes seems that you just have to plant the seeds and stand back. But that’s not to say east end gardeners don’t have to know their stuff. Like what kind of light a plant needs, what PH the soil should be, when to plant, what kind of diseases the plant might be susceptible to, and many other details must be considered. One tour that goes back a long time is the garden tour which benefits the Cutchogue/ New Suffolk historical society that is being held this Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 am- 3:00pm starting at the village green. Tickets are $25 and for me, it has always been well worth the price of admission. Here are a few pictures of the tour from previous years.


The dramatic view from the balcony of the gardens at Connie Cross’s Environmentals.


Lambs Ear edging at Milford Gardens.


Hosta and containers at Connie Cross Environmentals.


Coral bells nestle beneath a tree in the garden at the Cutchogue library.


Although we are not on any garden tour this year, I thought I would show  you some pictures of the gardens at Andrew’s Legacy. Here is the rainbow perennial garden at the front of the house.


Here is a shot of the deep shade garden that guests get to enjoy from the wicker furniture on the wrap around porch.


Two Adirondack chairs on the entry deck surround a large strawberry jar filled with fancy leaved geraniums, a Cordyline and Euphorbia “Diamond Frost.”


A terracotta urn is filled with fancy leaved geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens, Coleus and Euphorbia.


The setting sun is blurred by the misting irrigation head over the cutting garden.

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June Events on The North Fork of Long Island’s East End

Most of our guests come to the North Fork and stay at our Bed and Breakfast to visit the wineries, 6 of which they can walk to. But besides wineries, and world class restaurants, people sometimes want to know what else they can do while they visit the North Fork. In the first of a 5 part monthly blog series, we will look at some of the events scheduled for late spring, summer and fall. Some of these events are new, and some have been entertaining visitors for decades. Here is what is going on in the month of June:


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 June 9 & 10

In-Water Boat Show, Saturday , 10am-6pm, Sunday 91m-5pm

Mitchel Park Marina, Greenport

Sponsored by  North Fork Chamber

Admission: FREE

June 9

Flea Market, Cutchogue Presbyterian Church, Main Road

Yard Sale items, baked goods, plants etc.


June 9

Southold Historical Society Yard Sale

Front porch of the Prince Building Main Road Southold


June 9

Porch and Patio Tour

Sponsored by the Elegant Bed and Breakfasts of the North Fork

Noon-5 pm, Self-guided tour of five inns which will offer a tste from a local restaurant and winery $75, Proceeds benefit the Peconic Land Trust


June 13

Golf Classic

Eastern Long Island Hospital fundraiser

Gardiners Bay Country Club, Shelter Island

Tournament-style event, 1pm shotgun tee-off. Includes lunch and cocltail buffet.

Form more information call Eileen Solomon, 477-5164


June 14

Hulling night

5-9pm, Mattituck Lion’s Club Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck.

Complimentary snacks and veferages, door prizes, Carnival rides $20

Come help hull strawberries for the main event. All the fun, with more of the local color!


June 15-17

Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Fields Fairgrounds, Route 48, Mattituck.

Arts & Crafts, live music, food vendors, carnival games of chance, crowning of the Straberry Festival Queen, fireworks, strawberries, strawberry shortcake and much, much more!


June 16 & 17

13th Annual Riverhead Blues and Music Festival

Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead

Live music on 4 stages, vendors, food and fun for the whole family!


June 16

Shelter Island 10k Run

5pm Shelter Island, rain or shine.

Post-race party with a barbecue a nd live music.

Benefits East End Hospice, Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch and Shelter Island Community fund.


June 16

Greenport Gallery Walk

6-9pm Visit Greenport for an evening of gallery hopping, gallery talks and refreshments. View the best of what’s happening in the arts in Greenport.

(Restaurants and shops will stay open late.)


June 16

Building on Tradition Gala, North Fork Community Theater

7pm Stonewall’s Restaurant, Reeves Ave., Riverhead

Event raises money to purchase the building where the theater group has performed for over 50 years. Feathers live performances, food, live auction and raffles.


June 23

East End Seaport Evening Lighthouse Cruise

4-7 pm This cruise last three hours. We will see 4 lighthouses.  Deli box supper and a complimentary glass of wine or bottle of water is included in the price.

Prices - Museum members, Southold Town residents, and members of Groups with 10+ participants should register at the Member Rate of $85 per person.  Non-members pay $95 per person.  Child/Teen - $60.


June 23

Antique Show and Bake Sale

9am-5pm- Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild, Main Road, Cutchogue



June 24

Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Paddle Diva

9:30am-11am New Suffolk Waterfront, New Suffolk


June 24

Cardboard Boat Races

Inspection begins 10am, Hooloa Hoop contest 11:30 am, Boat Race noon

Peconic Riverfront, Downtown Riverhead


June 25

John Mendreski Memorial Golf Outing

The Woods, Cherry Creek Gold Links,

Reeves Avenue, Riverhead

Call Ross at 631-512-5811 or Jill at 631-846-3136


June 27

Summer Showcase Concert

7:30pm, Silversmith’s Corner, Town Green, Main Road, Southold

Bring blanket or chair.


June 30

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Society Garden Tour


Visit beautiful gardens at select homes. $25