Amy Pelletier, Horticulture and Education Coordinator at Stonecrop Gardens in Cold Spring, says she wants to focus on outreach this year so that more people know about events at the 12-acre botanical garden.
This Spring Under Glass show looks great. Here is the press release from Amy:
“STONECROP GARDENS ANNOUNCES A CURE FOR THE WINTER BLUES
Spring under Glass from March 23-28, 2009
“Come to Stonecrop and leave winter behind for good! Starting Monday, March 23rd, one of the first days of spring, Stonecrop Gardens will open a week early for a special celebration of Spring under Glass.
“The garden’s five greenhouses—including an alpine house, a tropical house, and a large, elegant English-style conservatory—will be opened to visitors for this special week, Monday, March 23rd to 28th. Containing rare plants from all over the world, many in bloom in late March, these greenhouses provide a wonderful, warm, dry place to stroll “under glass” among an astonishing array of flowering bulbs, alpine plants, and tropical specimens. Admission for a self-guided stroll is $5 and offered Monday through Saturday from 10-5pm. No registration is necessary. Stonecrop will open for its regular season starting April 1, 2009.
To kick off this spring celebration, a Seed-Sowing Seminar will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 9am-12pm. The cost is $40 for non-members ($20 for members), and this fee includes admittance into the Members Only Preview Party, which follows the seminar from 12-4pm. The seminar will include topics such as basic seed sowing, advanced techniques and aftercare of sown seeds. To register for this event, please call (845) 265-2000.
Stonecrop Gardens, a 12-acre public garden, is located in Cold Spring, New York, occupying a rocky hilltop 1,100 feet above sea level in the picturesque Hudson Highlands. The garden was originally the home of Anne and Frank Cabot but became a non-profit, public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess.
The display gardens comprise a diverse collection of gardens and plants including woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, a cliff rock garden, and an enclosed English-style flower garden. Additional features include a Conservatory, display Alpine House, Pit House with an extensive collection of choice dwarf bulbs, and Systematic Order Beds representing over 50 plant families. For more information please go to www.stonecrop.org.###