Stonecrop Gardens, Cold Spring

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Stonecrop Gardens is located in Cold Spring, New York and was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot. Stonecrop became a public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess.

At its windswept elevation of 1,100 feet in the Hudson Highlands Stonecrop enjoys a Zone 6a climate. The display gardens cover an area of approximately 12 acres and comprise a diverse collection of gardens and plants including woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and an enclosed English-style flower garden. Additional features include a Conservatory, display Alpine House, Pit House with an extensive collection of choice dwarf bulbs, and systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families.

Stonecrop's plant collections and display gardens not only demonstrate what can be achieved by horticultural enthusiasts, but also serve as an educational resource which, together with its professional staff, constitute the foundation upon which is based a developing School of Practical Horticulture.
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  • Enjoyed this lovely garden, nestled in the woods. A variety of beautiful flowers and plants. Glad to see bees pollenating there-in this era of decline in the bee population. We combined the trip with ...  more »
  • We had a great time. Spent 1.5 hours walking around. Even our kids ages 5 and 8 had enough to keep them running from place to place and remain interested and civil most of the time. I would highly rec...  more »
  • It is a lovely place for someone who is casual or serious about plants. The mapped out tour is a great afternoon of solo meditation, romantic walk with a special person or great walk with the kids. Go...  more »
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  • Nice peaceful gardens. Landscape typical of the area with hills and walks up and down. Be sure to see the butterfly/ flower garden.
  • Great hill top botanical garden for the serious plant lover. Although there are plans for a visitor's center, the joy of Stonecrop is that it isn't overdeveloped. It has great seasonal perrenial displays and is well known for its Alpines. They do sell their own and other's plants and have occasional guided tours.
  • This is absolutely must visit ! Amazing garden with so many unique plants. Plan at least 3-4 hours for visit because this place is breathtaking and fabulous for all kinds of photography
  • Love it. Quiet and peaceful. Plenty of flowers and plants that I have never seen. Don't forget to bring your own food since there is no food store.
  • This garden is such a sweet little hidden gem. It doesn't take more than an hour to see the whole thing, and you get gorgeous perennial gardens, a trickling water fall, fields of horses and ponds full of turtles. Great for an add-on to a day of hiking in Fahnstock or at Breakneck Ridge.
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