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The Hudson Valley’s Best Home and Garden Businesses in 2021

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From gardening to interior design, these Best of Hudson Valley home and garden businesses have something for every homeowner in the region.

BOTANICAL SHOP (NORTH)

The Quiet Botanist

Follow Cherry Alley to an unassuming door and be transported to the garden shop of your dreams. Botanical aromas and dried flowers infuse your senses as you stroll through the ambient shop. Take home one of their pre-arranged dried bouquets or shop their apothecary for all your natural skincare needs.

Hudson; thequietbotanist.com

WALKABLE GARDEN

Innisfree Garden

Experience the work of landscape architect Lester Collins as you meander through the serene grounds of this peaceful oasis. Over fifty years in the making, the landscape blends modernist and Romantic iterations with traditional Chinese and Japanese garden design. Along the way, you’ll find beautiful rock formations, creeks, and of course, breathtaking greenery and blooms.

Millbrook; innisfreegarden.org

Photo courtesy of Innisfree Garden

Photo courtesy of Innisfree Garden

HIDDEN GEM

Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery

Nestled in a whimsical and mossy landscape, Russel Wright’s modernist, eco-sensitive home, named Dragon Rock, is a must-visit for mid-century design lovers. (In 1962 it was the first private home ever featured in Life magazine). Wright was an American industrial designer best known for his very popular, colorful tableware — which is featured in the newly opened design gallery along with 200 other objects, including his early experiments with spun aluminum. Don’t miss out on the stunning Sunset Tours, which cast the home in a whole new light.

Garrison; visitmanitoga.com

Photo by Tara Wing Photography

Photo by Tara Wing Photography

NATIVE PLANT NURSERY

Catskill Native Nursery

This Ulster County gardening shop sells easy-care plants that spruce up your yard and boost the environment. Catskill Native Nursery specializes in hardy flowers, shrubs, and trees that thrive in our region; their nursery-propagate native plants provide habitats for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. The owners are experts in all things planting and design, and they sell herbs, unique pottery, and garden art, too.

Kerhonkson; catskillnativenursery.com

NEW RIVER VIEW TOWNHOMES

River Ridge at Beacon

Sitting atop a hill next to the historic Reformed Dutch Church in Beacon, these townhomes overlook the Hudson and surrounding mountains offering residents breathtaking views and refined living. While the riverscape is a huge selling point, proximity to the Metro-North and bustling Main Street can’t be beat.

Beacon; riverridgeatbeacon.com

ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR YOUR HOME

Williams Lumber & Home Centers

A depot for everything your house needs, Williams has been providing the Hudson Valley with building materials, hardware, masonry, and more since 1946. Their goal is to make home improvement hassle-free, by offering services from material delivery to power tool repair and propane refills. Once your home has good bones, don’t forget to take advantage of Williams’ design center.

Rhinebeck; williamslumber.com

SOURCING AND RESTORING VINTAGE HOME GOODS

Hudson Valley House Parts

This hub for local restoration sells one-of-a-kind pieces for those who don’t want their home to look like everyone else’s. Inventory is ever changing, but offerings range from chairs and doors to chandeliers and gargoyles.

Newburgh; hvhouseparts.com

SUSTAINABLE GARDENING SUPPLIES

The Phantom Gardener

For more than 20 years, this plant-lovers’ paradise outside Rhinebeck has been a must-visit for sustainable and organic gardeners. The six-acre center offers a wide variety of tools, materials, and gifts. Plus, year-round events and workshops offer the community a way to connect and grow, and never disappoint.

Rhinebeck; thephantomgardener.com

PLACE TO BUY ANTIQUE FURNITURE

The Antique Warehouse

This warehouse-within-a-warehouse boasts over 3,000 items in stock in every style and period of architecture. You can literally get lost for hours here. The Antique Warehouse is the largest independently-owned emporium of its kind in the Northeast. Each visit is the grown-up equivalent of a kid in a candy shop — you’ll never know what treats you’ll find.

Hudson; theantiquewarehousehudsonny.com

NEW BEAUTY SERVICE

Spa Fleet Mobile Sauna Rental

Have relaxation delivered to right to your doorstep: rent a portable outdoor sauna for a day (or longer). It comes with easy operating instructions, or you can choose a fully staffed service. The disinfected, wood-fired, Finnish-style dry sauna fits up to eight people and even a changing room. You can even groove while you sweat — just switch on the sauna’s built-in sound system.

Rosendale-based; spafleetrental.com

NEW REAL ESTATE OFFICE

Corcoran Country Living

The Corcoran Group, known for its luxury real estate offerings, has brought five locations to the Hudson Valley with Corcoran Country Living. Their presence represents a natural expansion into the area’s sizzling first- and second-home market. A well-respected and recognizable brand, Corcoran’s arrival is expected to reach an unprecedented number of city-based buyers and sellers.

Hudson, Kingston, Millbrook, Rhinebeck, and Woodstock; corcoran.com


READERS’ PICKS

Appliance Store
Sohns Appliance Center
Marlboro, Walden
sohnsappliancecenter.com

Architect
Mauri Architects PC
Poughkeepsie
mauri-architects.com

Contractor
Baxter Building Corporation
Poughkeepsie
baxterbuilt.com

Furniture Store
Millspaugh Furniture
Walden
millspaugh.com

Hardware Store
Williams Lumber & Home Centers
Rhinebeck
williamslumber.com

Home Goods Store
Foundry42
Port Jervis
f42home.com

HVAC Company
T. Webber Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric
Cold Spring
twebber.com

Interior Design
FW Interiors Design
Wappingers Falls
fwinteriorsdesign.com

Landscape Design
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Briarcliff Manor and Wappingers Falls
neavegroup.com

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Light Fixture Selections
Hudson Valley Lighting
Wappingers Falls
hudsonvalleylighting.hvlgroup.com

Moving Company (not a chain)
Arnoff Moving & Storage
Poughkeepsie
arnoff.com

Nursery/Garden Center
Adams Fairacre Farms
Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Wappingers Falls
adamsfarms.com

Pool Specialist
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Briarcliff Manor and Wappingers Falls
neavegroup.com

Real Estate Firm
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties
Lagrangeville
bhhs.com

Realtor
Ryan Arket, Compass
Millbrook
compass.com

Roofer
RJW Renovations
Hopewell Junction
rjwrenovations.com

Tile Selection
Best Tile
Wappingers Falls
besttile.com

Tree Care Specialist
Kohlmaier Arbor Care
Hopewell Junction
kohlamaierarborcare.com


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