2013-05-15 / Attractions

The Secret Garden Tour is a One-Day Vacation

Stonecrop’s conservatory 
Chris Layton Stonecrop’s conservatory Chris Layton 7th Annual Secret Garden Tour, voted “Best Garden Tour” in the Hudson Valley, will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. across Putnam County.

The day-long event is a self-guided driving tour to the best and most beautiful private and public gardens in Putnam. Gardens will be open in Mahopac, Kent, Carmel, Garrison, and Cold Spring. New this year – new gardens, not previously featured on the tour, are in Garrison, Cold Spring, and Carmel.

This country driving tour will bring you to private homes and renowned sites with formal gardens, perennial flowering landscapes, pastoral fields and vistas, gorgeous roses, water gardens, and herb and flowering vegetable gardens throughout Putnam County. Once you arrive at the garden destinations, homeowners will guide you through their properties, telling the history of the gardens and answering questions about plantings and designs.

The legendary Boscobel House & Gardens in Garrison

(www.boscobel.org) will open its gardens to tour attendees.

Stonecrop Gardens (www.stonecrop.org) in Cold Spring, with its 63 acres of alpine gardens, bog garden, woodland and water gardens, cliff rock garden and an enclosed English-style flower garden, will also be open for this year’s tour and will offer free entry to tour attendees.

This year’s tour sponsors include: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Unilock – Designed to Connect, Suburban Carting, Putnam County Tourism, and Hudson Valley Magazine.

This is a rain or shine event. Advance ticket prices are $30. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.PutnamSecretGardenTour.com. All major credit cards are accepted.

Day of event tickets will be sold starting at 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at two locations: PARC, 31 International Blvd., Brewster or the Butterfield Library, 10 Morris Ave. (Route 9D), Cold Spring. Day of event tickets are $40 each.

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