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!

Albany County

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

Columbia County

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.

Dutchess County

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

Greene County

Mountaintop Arboretum Walks, rain garden and events

Orange County

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

Putnam County

Stonecrop Garden A 12 acre collection of diverse gardens

Boscobel House and Gardens Historic house and gardens, events

Ulster County

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.

Westchestser County

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