There are many beautiful gardens in the Hudson Valley that are open to the public. Please click on the links below for open season and details, this list is organized by county. Enjoy!
Academy Park Evergreens and native plants
Pruyn House Historic house and outbuildings, herb gardens
Shaker Heritage Society America’s first Shaker community, buildings, orchard, herb garden
Ten Broeck Mansion Historic house, museum and gardens
Washington Park Lake, annual spring tulip display and other features
Clermont Historic Site Estate, four gardens, events and nature trails
Olana State Historic Site Historic house with original interior decor, designed by Hudson River School painter, Edward Church. Gardens under restoration, panoramic views
OMI International Arts Center Includes the Fields Sculpture Park – a public outdoor exhibition space featuring over 80 contemporary sculptures, open year-round.
Beatrix Ferrand Garden (Bellefield house) Walled garden, clipped hedges and perennial beds
Blithewood Mansion, Bard College Italianate garden overlooking the Hudson River
Innisfree Garden 185 acres surrounding a lake
Institute for Ecosystem Studies Walking trails & native plants
Locust Grove Historic Home of Samuel F. B. Morse with landscaped grounds
Montgomery Place Formal gardens, panoramic views
Mount Gulian Historic house, barn and gardens
Poet’s Walk Park Walking trails in a romantic landscape that inspired the Hudson River School of painters. Includes views of the Hudson River.
Rainbow’s End Butterfly Farm and Nursery This family owned business creates butterfly habitats and hand-raises butterflies. Butterfly habitat demonstration garden.
Springside 20 acre estate of Matthew Vassar, under restoration. The only landscape of Andrew Jackson Downing, one of the founders of landscape architecture in America, to survive largely intact.
Springwood Home of FDR including rose garden
Staatsburg Mansion from the Gilded Age
Wethersfield Estate and Garden A three-acre formal garden modeled after the style of Italian Renaissance gardens
Wilderstein Historic mansion and landscape by Calvert Vaux
Val-Kill Eleanor Roosevelt’s cottage, garden, pond, nature trail
Vanderbilt Mansion and Gardens Historic house and gardens, events
Vassar College Arboretum Includes native plants and gardens
Mountaintop Arboretum Walks, rain garden and events
Orange County Arboretum 35 acres of rolling former pasture lands, wooded areas and six acre pond
Storm King Art Center Outdoor sculpture park set in 500 acres of fields, hills and woodlands
Stonecrop Garden A 12 acre collection of diverse gardens
Boscobel House and Gardens Historic house and gardens, events
Hortus Conclusus An arboretum & landscape design company. Fascinating collection of unusual exotic edibles & ornamentals that are hardy in the Hudson Valley. Native edibles/ornamentals & shade plants. Call/email to schedule a visit.
Opus 40 outdoor sculpture World-acclaimed monumental 6½-acre blue stone sculpture and Quarryman’s Museum
Mohonk Mountain House Award winning gardens, lake, hotel accommodation, spa and outdoor activities
Butterfly/Pollinator Garden Tours Maraleen Manos-Jones offers garden tours of her butterfly/pollinator garden every summer. Check her website for details.
Caramoor Music concerts and several different gardens
Croton Arboretum 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. Garden Tour
Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden At PepsiCo Headquarters.
Hammond Museum With a Japanese stroll garden
John Jay Homestead Farmhouse estate including gardens
Kykuit Historic home and formal gardens of the Rockefeller family
Lady Bird Johnson Native Plant Garden Demonstration garden and rain garden
Lasdon Park and Arboretum Veteran’s memorial and 234 acres of parkland and gardens
Lenoir Preserve 40 acre nature preserve
Manitoga Modernist home of Russel Wright with woodland garden
Philipsburg Manor A working 18th century farm, working grist mill and herb gardens
Pruyn Sanctuary Headquarters of the Saw Mill River Audubon Society, hummingbird and butterfly garden
Untermeyer Park 33 acres, formal gardens and wooded area
Van Cortlandt Manor House and heritage gardens