Stonecrop Gardens
is currently closed
for visitation and will
re-open Monday, March 30, 2015.

Open days are Monday-Saturday
and select Sundays.
10am-5pm, Admission $5
(No charge for Stonecrop members
and children under 12)

The 2015 Schedule of
Events is now online.

The 2014/2015 Index
Seminum and Rarium
will be available on our website
in February, 2015.

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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.