Paul and Sandy Peszynski founded Paul’s & Sandy’s Too Garden Center and Hardware Store in East Hampton in 1974. For 33 years when Sandy was not waiting on customers and raising their four children, she would spend her spare time working in her garden. She started with about 25 hosta varieties and made them the theme of her garden, adding many specimen trees, shrubs, and perennials over the years that were left over at the end of the season in their garden center.
Thirteen years ago, Paul retired from their business and took over Sandy’s care and the care of her garden when her 25-year battle with cancer prevented her from working in the garden any longer. Since her death in 2007, Paul has expanded the garden with the hostas Sandy loved and has made the garden a memorial to her.
Today Sandy’s Memorial Garden contains over 460 named hosta varieties interspersed with perennials, daylilies, and several interesting trees and shrubs. Paul and his new wife, Lynn, spend many hours maintaining the garden on beautiful Lake Pocotopaug as a tribute to Sandy.
At the request of Lynn and Paul, we are having our annual picnic at the beginning of the gardening season this year instead of at the end as we usually do. Tri-State will provide the meats, rolls, condiments, cold beverages and paper products. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, a chair, and a plant or two for the auction.
The family’s garden center is a short walk from the garden and Paul and Lynn have generously agreed to offer members a 10% discount on all purchases. In addition, 10% of all purchases will be donated to the Sandy Peszynski Breast Care Foundation, which has raised over $400,000 to date towards the fight against breast cancer.
This is a special Tri-State summer event in a beautiful garden, hosted by special people who are sincerely looking forward to our arrival. Please try to attend. We guarantee that you will have a good time!
Your GPS might recommend using I-95 in CT, connecting to I-91 North, OR, the Merritt Pkwy to I-91 North, but Paul and Lynn suggest the following: (which will probably have less Saturday traffic)