It’s no secret I love the Hudson Valley, or as I like to all it, “home”. I could use a little less of the humidity and mosquitoes, but other than that, it is perfection. Plenty of people have agreed with me over the years, and some of the best private gardens have been created and enjoyed throughout this valley. Many have also been maintained and opened to the public.
Visiting gardens is one of my greatest pleasures. I love to see the slice of paradise people create for themselves, the dedication volunteers devote to a garden that isn’t even theirs, and the endless choice of plants to try in my own backyard wonderland.
I’ve been visiting gardens for decades and I’ve finally put some thoughts down in an eBook, for folks who are interested in seeing these gardens for themselves. I’ve included some background about the sites, what to expect from the gardens (broken down for experienced gardeners, garden enthusiasts, and those who simply want a walk in fresh air), and of course, contact information, so you can plan your outings.
Right now, it is available only as a Kindle book and it is being offered at a discount price (free, if you have KindleUnlimited!), so you won’t have to hesitate to pick up a copy. I hope you enjoy it. I would love to hear about your visits to the gardens.
A Gardener’s Tour of the Hudson Valley on Amazon.com
If you enjoy reading about gardens, check out the Big Ideas for Small Spaces series of interviews with gardeners from Bellefield, Locust Grove, and the Vanderbilt Estate, as well as my chat with two garden admirers. They are loaded with photos and ideas for your own garden.