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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  • We enjoyed the serenity and beauty of the gardens. The variety of flowers, shrubs, trees we had never seen before. Too bad, they did not allow food. We enjoyed going around the small lake, saw a.....  more »
  • Stonecrop was a great visit for 1 hour or 2. The various gardens were beautiful even for October and the staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area.  more »

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