We started making a botanical garden in our Stone Ridge backyard 18 years ago by planting native trees, shrubs, perennials and unusual edibles. Soon after we became interested in bog plants, hardy cacti, woodland species and non-native trees. We fenced in 3 acres, made tags, and recorded what we planted over the past decade with the intention of one day being a public garden with the mission of being an educational resource.
This year we are proud to announce the gardens have a new name, Hortus Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. It is now being run as a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain the native, unusual and historic plant life of our area and serve as a vital educational resource for the public. Our goal is to create a 'Living Textbook' of plants that can be grown in the Hudson Valley. Please visit that new website at hortusgardens.org
We also propagate rare and unusual plants from our collection to sell, to help spread plant diversity around.
See you in the garden,
76 Mill Road
Stone Ridge, NY
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Years ago as a way to buy unusual, and seldom encountered plants we started a small garden business that also specializes in edible landscaping and garden design in New York's Hudson Valley. In addition to designing gardens, and doing garden constructions we also maintain gardens for residential and commercial properties.
This year we are happy to announce the completion of our garden rental. Built on the edge of the Hortus botanical garden and bordering NY state protected wetlands, "The Barnette" is available to rent. Check out our Visitors tab for more info.