The Garden Guide

Stonecrop Gardens

Stonecrop Gardens has a windswept location in the Hudson Highlands surrounded by woodland with 12 acres of gardens. It was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot. Frank Cabot is also the founder of The Garden Conservancy. There are woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, alpine beds, a cliff garden, perennial beds, a conservatory and an enclosed flower garden. Stonecrop has been open to the public since 1992.
Photograph © Stonecrop Gardens
Photograph © Stonecrop Gardens
Photograph © Stonecrop Gardens
Photograph © Stonecrop Gardens


Stonecrop began as the private home of Anne and Frank Cabot in the late 1950s. The Cabots were avid gardeners, particularly fond of alpine plants. Stonecrop Nursery soon followed in the 1960s offering a broad selection of choice alpines to enthusiasts in the region as well as by mail order around the country. In the mid 1980s the Cabots wanted to make the gardens available to all. That is when the director, Caroline Burgess came from England. She has been here ever since, creating the diverse gardens Stonecrop is known for.

81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, New York, USA, NY 10516

Late March to end October. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.

$5 per person for a self-guided tour with a map. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more by appointment.

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