Monday, March 8, 2010

Virtual Tour: Stone Crop - Cold Spring, NY

"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."

Even though they tease us with this beautiful winter image, Stonecrop is only open to visitors April 1 through October 31.

Open days are Monday through Friday, as well as the first and third Saturdays, from 10am to 5pm. Starting May 1, the gardens will stay open until dusk every Friday.

Admission is $5.00 per person for a self-guided tour. Guided tours for groups of 10 or more people are available by appointment.

For a series of slideshows visit the Stonecrop Website.

1 comment:

Victoria Gardens said...

This is wonderful garden to visit any time of the year ~ go and that is an order! you will love it and now they have longer hours then when I last visited