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 5 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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  • 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.
  • Such a treat. I hope everyone who likes gardens gets there. There is a lovely surprise around every corner or Nature. The greenhouse​s are delightful n all for only $5
  • Stonecrop is a beautiful way to spend the day. Bring a picnic and good walking shoes. The yearly plant sale is also great.
  • So many different plants. Water features, stone and a gazebo. Awesome place and they sell plants too.
  • Amazing sights and landscape. A great place to take a family or to fall in love again.

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