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Four Hamptons Gardens Where You Can Do More Than Smell the Roses

East Hampton’s LongHouse Reserve may be best known for it expansive sculpture garden, but on Sunday mornings those in the know settle in for a different kind of quiet contemplation. Join the weekly Forest Bathing sessions with Jason Amis who leads students on a gentle and contemplative walk through the scenic bamboo forest.

Jason Amis leads the weekly Forest Bathing session at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton. Photography by Caroline Breitweiser.

At Madoo Conservancy, the scenic Sagaponack garden, children can sprawl out in the grass for a most bucolic storytime on Mondays at 10 am. Be sure to bring a blanket, and maybe pack a picnic with provisions from the nearby Marilee’s Farmstand.

Duck Creek Arts, an 18th-century homestead in East Hampton turned historic site, hosts a series of music events throughout the summer. The diverse lineup this year includes concerts by prominent saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and folk singer Miriam Elhajli.

Was there even a rosé before Wölffer? Of course there was, but this one has stood the test of time, and anyone who’s sipped its crisp pink juice knows why. Join one of the family-friendly soirees at the Sagaponack Wölffer Wine Estate on Friday and Saturday afternoons with live music. Bring a blanket to spread on the lawn and relax with small bites and a glass of crisp rosé or bottle of chilled cider. Music starts at 4 pm and continues until sunset.