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Jerry A wrote a review Oct 2019
Vista, New York1 contribution
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.
Date of experience: October 2019
deedee1951 wrote a review Aug 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand536 contributions95 helpful votes
Beautiful gardens and wooded areas to walk through. hour. WE strolled for a bit more than an hour.Many of the plants are identified by # to correspond to a sheet given out.. It is also a great way to follow the paths . There are woods, ponds, more formal gardens etc. This is not handicapped accessible.. Paths are narrow and often uneven. dogs are not allowed.. There are picnic tables under the pine trees. Presently there is no food to e bought there, but they are building a larger visitor center. A great way to spend a few hours in the country.. I would imagine it is would be gorgeous in a different way in the falls when the leaves turn color. Finish up by driving west on 301 toward cold spring and stop at Jane's ice cream on the left side! Cost is $5 for seniors over 65 and students.. $10 for all others. Plenty of parking. bathrooms on site.…
Date of experience: August 2019
Ghidrah wrote a review Jul 2019
NJ40 contributions12 helpful votes
Stonecrop Gardens is tucked in an out-of-the-way, serene location and has the homey vibe of pumpkin patch/hayride farm. It is nothing like a glitzy botanical garden in the city. At first you might be underwhelmed, but if you look closely, there’s a great deal of beauty to experience. The enclosed garden area is densely packed with a huge variety of unusual plants and flowers in bloom (we went in July, so bear that in mind). Hummingbirds flitted in and out, and we even encountered frogs hopping across our path. It felt as if all the grandmas out there had pooled their backyard gardens into one mega-garden. Very charming. We visited a few small greenhouses and a dense woodland garden area as well. The highlight was a stone garden winding through a swampy area that teemed with frogs. I mean, frogs everywhere. We saw a good 40 of the little critters hopping around. The complete garden collection takes about 30 minutes to an hour to see, depending on your interest in flora and your enjoyment of the little details of nature. I don’t advise planning a whole morning or afternoon around your visit. Also, it’s definitely not accessible for the disabled or even those who have difficulty traversing rocky or uneven surfaces. The paths are extremely narrow and the elevations change rapidly. You have to park on the grass as well, which isn’t ideal for wheelchairs.…
Date of experience: July 2019
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Margaret C wrote a review Jun 2019
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely walk, did it in flip flops. Tea and cake were for sale and real bathrooms ! A great start to the day , please see my review on Constitution Marsh, and the parking ticket for $175, that happened after this wonderful experience.
Date of experience: June 2019
LindsCC777 wrote a review Jun 2019
127 contributions47 helpful votes
A really beautiful garden hidden away along the Hudson Valley. Such a gem of a place. The wisteria was in full bloom when I was there which was a treat. I took the Metro North from Grand Central to Cold Spring and then an Uber.
Date of experience: May 2019