I recently had a working interview with Stonecrop Gardens. It’s a beautiful public garden in Coldsprings, NY, 60 miles from New York City. The garden features raised alpine stone beds, a cliff rock garden, woodland and water gardens, an enclosed English-style flower garden, a systematic order beds representing over 50 plant families, and much more. It’s development was directed by English horticulturist, Caroline Burgess. She continues to direct Stonecrop Gardens today.
The Hudson highland views, French country architecture, and winter landscapes are breath-taking. I can imagine it draws crowds of city dwellers in the spring! While I was visiting I noticed some vintage style mechanisms in the greenhouses, and some newer ones. Just last year they built a new T-range greenhouse, with four different climate controlled sections. I loved the blend of the classic with the innovative.
Illex verticillata “Winter Red” “Winter Berry” — outside of the conservatory
Blogging about horticulture related adventures since May 2015.
I attended West Virginia University, where I graduated with a bachelor of science in Horticulture. My interests are horticulture, science, art, video, travel, and alligator wrangling.
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