13 Gorgeous Gardens to Visit in the Hudson Valley

This spring, get out and about in the Valley at local floral paradises.

Japanese Stroll Garden at Hammond Museum. Courtesy of Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. Photos courtesy of respective gardens unless otherwise noted.

Maximize glorious fall days with a stroll through these breathtaking gardens and grounds across the Hudson Valley.

Beatrix Farrand Garden
Beatrix Farrand Garden

Beatrix Farrand Garden

Hyde Park
7 a.m.–dusk, daily

Blithewood Garden at Bard College

Dawn to dusk, daily

Boscobel House and Gardens

9 a.m.–7:30p.m., Fri–Mon

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Visitors may follow the brick path through this 68-acre property, which leads to herb gardens, a formal garden, and the front lawn, which offers views of the Hudson River.

Clermont State Historic Site

8:30 a.m. – sunset, daily

This Columbia County estate offers stunning views of the Hudson River from the South Spring Garden, Italian-inspired floral designs within the Walled Garden, and a fish pond as the centerpiece of the Wilderness Garden. House tours and the visitor center are temporarily suspended during restoration.

Hammond Museum
Japanese Stroll Garden at Hammond Museum. Courtesy of Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem
12–4 p.m., Wed–Sat until November

Hortus Arboretum

Stone Ridge
10 a.m.–4p.m., Sat–Mon

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Innisfree Garden

10 a.m.–5 p.m., daily

Innisfree Garden
Innisfree Garden

Locust Grove Estate Gardens

10 a.m.–5 p.m., daily

This 200-acre estate showcases an Italianate villa designed in 1851 for artist/inventor Samuel Morse. The historic 20th-century mansion features Hudson River School paintings and early 19th-century American furniture; a permanent exhibit explores Morse’s careers as an artist and inventor. Visitors can learn about fruits and vegetables that used to be grown on the estate at the Heritage Vegetable Garden. There’s also a half-acre ornamental garden with one of the largest collections of peonies in the area.

Mountain Top Arboretum

7 a.m.–7p.m., daily

Mountain Top Arboretum
Mountain Top Arboretum

Orange County Arboretum

7 a.m.–7p.m., daily

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Stonecrop Gardens

Cold Spring
10 a.m.–5 p.m., closed Thurs and Sun

The Putnam County property includes woodland and water gardens, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and a breathtaking enclosed English-style flower garden, all of which is highly worth a visit. The Conservatory displays greenhouses of alpines, tropicals, and succulents.

Untermyer Gardens

9 a.m.–7 p.m., daily

The Walled Garden is just one of the magnificent aspects that this 43-acre City of Yonkers park has to offer. With an amphitheater and large reflecting pool filled with goldfish and koi, the garden also features Japanese hollies and colorful tulips bordering the area during the spring. Take a walk down the stairs of The Vista to a breathtaking view of the Hudson. In the 40 years that Samuel Untermyer owned the property (from 1899 until his death), it was considered one of the most celebrated gardens to visit in America.

Untermyer Gardens
Untermyer Gardens

Vanderbilt Mansion Gardens

Hyde Park
9 a.m.–5p.m., daily

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