Stonecrop Gardens
is currently open
through October.
Open days are Monday-Saturday
and select Sundays.
10am-5pm, Admission $5

(No charge for Stonecrop members
and children under 12)

The 2013/2014 Index
Seminum and Rarium
are now on line.

Please click the link below
to access the files.

The last Garden Conservancy Open Day
with Tea in the Garden will be
Sunday, October 12,

Tea, cider and cake
available for purchase
noon to 4pm

The last guided garden
tour of the season will
showcase autumn colour
throughout the garden.

Wednesday, October 15, 5:00-6:00pm
Admission $10/no charge for members.

The 2014 schedule
of events and open Sundays
is now available on the calendar.

View Complete Schedule >>

Garden Highlights Photo Gallery

Calendar of Bloom

Weekly Plant Profile

Seminum - Rarium

Visitor Information


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.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to uphold and demonstrate the highest standards of horticultural practice and to promote the use of such standards among amateur and professional gardeners through aesthetic displays and educational programs.


For an archive of Stonecrop’s plant collection, please visit


To order books offered by Hortus Press, please visit:









Spring 2012

Summer 2012

Autumn 2012

Winter 2012


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© HORTUS, A GARDENING JOURNAL. This series of articles first appeared in the British quarterly HORTUS ( throughout 2012 and are reproduced on the Stonecrop website with permission from its editor.