Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away Is the Refrain at Stonecrop Gardens

The Woodland Gardens area of Stonecrop Gardens reflects the overly generous rainfall bestowed upon it this June. Faced with more shades of green than the largest Crayola box could contain, the eye is drawn to the insistent growth, emerging from every crevice and between any pair of rocks.

Stonecrop, located on 81 Stonecrop Lane along Route 301 in Cold Spring, covers an area of about 12 acres and contains a diverse collection of plant and flower habitats, including a cliff-side rock garden, raised alpine stone beds and an enclosed English-style flower garden. It is open through October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and admission is $5. There will be a guided tour of the systematic-order beds from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. The cost is $10, free of charge to members. For more information, visit stonecrop.org.

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