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Address: 81 Stone Crop Ln, Cold Spring, NY 10516-3664
Phone Number: +1 845-265-2000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot, Stonecrop became a public...

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 covers approximately 12 acres and incorporates a diverse collection of gardens and plants. Included are 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.

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Gorgeous Gardens

I stopped here by chance one day since I was passing by. It really is quite lovely and I saw several people just sitting on the terraces enjoying the view and the gardens. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here by chance one day since I was passing by. It really is quite lovely and I saw several people just sitting on the terraces enjoying the view and the gardens. Very serene. You also can get great ideas for flowers and if I remember right, you can purchase some. Worth the trip.

Thank Maureen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to walk through stonecrop in spring, summer, and fall. It is beautiful in every season. Especially loved the poppies in bloom in the main garden. Sunflowers awesome! Butterflies galore! Quiet tables under the towering pines. My favorite place to visit at the best price in the Hudson Vallet!

Thank Kathleen D
Monroe, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I made note of Stonecrop Gardens earlier in the year after reading an article. I knew it was a place I wanted to visit. After having lunch nearby I arrived at the gardens about 3 pm. The 2 hours to close sing gave me a full taste of its beauty. You arrive to a beautiful pond with all sorts of... More 

2 Thank DonTooch
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This place is pretty magical, though we must have missed the blooms by a month. Everything was done flowering, it seemed. The grounds provide a nice, large area for slowly walking and talking to a loved one, and we got to see enormous bullfrogs around the pond! Keep your eyes peeled for a large water snake as well that we... More 

Thank Justin E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Lovely, varied and well-tended garden, plus walking paths, stone gardens, and lily-populated ponds, complete with belching bullfrogs. What's not to like? The staff is friendly and helpful, and there are so many different, beautiful, blooming plants to enjoy. One of the things we liked best were the interesting buildings set around the property, each one charming in its own way... More 

1 Thank Sharon P
Framingham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Truly enjoyable gardens to explore and photograph. It is fun to look for frogs around the pond, climb over the rocks and enjoy the view from the cliff rock gardens. Depending on the time of year or month, you will see so many varieties of flowers and plants.

1 Thank Jayne T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We popped in to Stonecrop Gardens this weekend with friends and we all loved it! The various groupings and variations of plants was absolutely amazing! Some of these beautiful, unique and well-loved plants are for sale. The staff was wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly. Even though we stayed right up until closing time, they took their time with us, answering questions... More 

2 Thank patricia m
Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

You cant beat the price to get in (only $5, not bad compared to other famous gardens). We came an hour and a half before closing and that was perfect to fit everything in. There are lovely views of the valley and a lot of water features. We heard the frogs making noises, Koi fish, horses and dragon flies. The... More 

1 Thank Mariel D
Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful garden to visit. The property could be comparable to wonderland, especially the gravel paths. The numerous bodies of water and different types of plants contributed to a magical experience. The $5 to enter is definitely worth it and I highly recommend this place for couples to explore.

1 Thank mbcremins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Not only a lovely garden to visit but very peaceful with the birds singing and the beautiful vistas to admire. One of my most favorite gardens to visit.

1 Thank Dale S

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