Feel the Peace & Wisdom of Nature at the Hammond



Closed for the season – but still HAPPENING

It’s that time of year again. The Hammond Museum’s main gallery and the Japanese Stroll Garden are closed for the season with the two exceptions below.

  • Saturday, November 13th we will hold a tea ceremony hosted by Advanced Members of the Hammond Tea Club. RSVP requested. Please register here.


  • Stay tuned for details of the world premiere of the play ‘Canticle (God’s Fool)’ by the renowned playwright Martha Clarke. This special program is produced by the Schoolhouse Theater.


We will remain active online during the winter! Begining with the launch of the third consecutive, bi-monthly Virtual Gallery Exhibition series in November 2021. Other online programs include essays, workshops, seminars, and symposiums.

See you again on Earth Day 2022 on April 22

November Virtual Exhibition Fallible Objects of Infinite Capacity

Video created by Bibiana Huang Matheis as muse for the November 2021 virtual exhibition featuring artists Ceci Cole McInturff and Micheline Klagsbrun. Artist reception will be hosted by Annette Polan and Dr. Aneta Georgievska-Shine and broadcast live on Saturday, November 6th at 10:00 am. The gallery of images will be online for one year.

The Hammond Japanese Stroll Garden
Revitalization Project

Sixty years after its opening in 1961, the Hammond Garden is in the midst of a 2021 Hammond Japanese Stroll Garden Revitalization Project, funded by a Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership grant. Guided by Charles King Sadler, horticultural and design expert, Hammond volunteers have pruned the crabapples that explode with flowers in spring and droop gracefully over our central pond. We have trimmed our Kwanzan cherries, allowing these beloved trees to form an inviting aisle, but also giving each tree space. Further pruning revealed a nearly hidden stone path in our lantern garden, as Charles Sadler removed lower branches from a Japanese maple and overhanging honeysuckle and demonstrated how to cut back overgrown azaleas naturalistically. The Revitalization Project also includes planning for larger scale changes. New deer-hardy plantings will enhance the hidden and revealed views so important to a Japanese garden and native woodland plantings on the perimeter will contribute to the greater environment of the Hammond and North Salem community.

On September 24, the Hammond Garden will showcase its history and progress in an evening symposium. Dr. Lara Netting will use archival photographs to speak on Ms. Natalie Hammond’s design and plantings. Charles King Sadler will present his work in progress as consultant to the Hammond. Yann Giguere, founder of Mokuchi Woodworking, will demonstrate the traditional techniques used in building a Japanese tea house. This symposium is intended for the general public, as well as Japanese garden enthusiasts and professionals. Families may especially enjoy the woodworking demonstration. Please see our Event page for details.

We are deeply grateful to the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership for their support of the Hammond Japanese Stroll Garden Revitalization Project. For further information, please contact Board Member Lara Netting at info@hammondmuseum.org

T'ai Chi with Paul Wood

Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 PM

All classes will be outside

and socially distanced

Tai Chi Practice

Virtual Programs

See our events calendar to learn about our upcoming virtual programs such as:

  • An exploration of Japanese garden symbolism

  • An art therapy speaker series

  • An examination of East Asian cultural practices

  • A look at art treasures presented by several New York City experts on Japanese art

The Gardens

The Japanese Stroll Garden at the Hammond is a place of natural beauty and tranquility, meant to delight the senses and refresh the spirit. 

Virtual Exhibitions

Virtual exhibitions curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis with artist receptions hosted by Poet Gold and broadcast live on the first Saturday of the month

In Other Words

Monthly essays about the Hammond's Artist Members

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In The Landscape podcast hosts discuss their involvement in the restoration of the Hammond Museum Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem New York​

The Hammond Museum Artist Directory

View our nearly 200 Artist Members Directory