Here are six Hudson Valley gardens to put on your to-visit list.
Looking for something to do this weekend? The Hudson Valley is home to some of the best formal gardens around. Passionate gardening enthusiasts and professional horticulturists alike curate and care for some of the finest in plant and tree life!
Orange County Arboretum in Montgomery, NY (Orange County)
Hours: Open Year-round, dawn to dusk daily
Nestled in the heart of Orange County, New York, the Orange County Arboretum is located inside of Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Notable features include the 9/11 Remembrance Walkway and Garden.
Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, NY (Putnam County)
Cost: $5/person; no charge for members and children under the age of 12
Hours: Open seasonally, April 1 through October 31, Mon-Fri 10a-5pm (and some Sundays)
Stonecrop Gardens sits on a hilltop in Cold Spring, providing expansive views of the Hudson Highlands and beyond.
Boscobel in Garrison, NY (Putnam County)
Cost: Garden & Grounds admission – $11/adult, $5/child aged 6-14, FREE for kids under 6; $30 for a family of 4; FREE for members
Hours: Seasonal; Wednesday – Monday from April 1 through October 31
From the formal gardens to a trail alongside the marsh, Boscobel grounds are a delight!
Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, NY (Westchester County)
Cost: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children under 12 Free, Members Free
Hours: Seasonal, April through mid-November, Wed-Sat from 12-4
Untermyer Gardens in Yonkers, NY (Westchester County)
Hours: Open all year round, from 7am to about 45 minutes before sunset
Innisfree Gardens in Millbrook, NY (Dutchess County)
Cost: Weekends and holidays – $8/person ; Wednesday to Friday – $6/person; FREE for members and children 3 and under
Hours: Mid-April through Mid-October; 11a-5p on weekends and holidays; 10a-4p Wednesdays through Fridays