Stonecrop Gardens begins it’s season with Spring Open House Week, and I finally made it over there to check it out. It was a wonderful spring to visit because of the unusually warm weather we’ve had – so much was in bloom, bud and leafing out.
Upon check-in at the Potting Shed we were given a copy of the plant list. Over 600 plants listed, it’s the who’s who of the Conservatory, Pit House, Alpine House and End House. Like a scavenger hunt for plant geeks – so much fun!
It took us a while to figure out what this was blooming on the shore - Petasites japonicus var. giganteus (Giant Butterbur).
Stonecrop Gardens is open to the public April 1 – October 31, Monday – Saturday, as well as a few select Sundays, from 10am-5pm ($5 entry fee). Stonecrop has a full calendar of events including seasonal, guided garden tours offered at least once a month on Wednesday evenings and the Alpine Plant Sale on 4/27. Visit their website for more details and calendar.
81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, New York 10516