Hylotelephium sieboldii (October Daphne)

Hylotelephium sieboldii (October Daphne), formerly known as Sedum sieboldii, is a beautiful low-growing succulent that sends out…

Stonecrop Gardens began as the private property of garden designers Anne and Frank Cabot, who built a manor house as their private residence, in Cold Spring, New York, in 1958. [2] Frank Cabot founded The Garden Conservancy in 1989 [3] and after his death the property was passed to a nonprofit corporation, which uses the house as the headquarters for running the gardens. [2] [1]

Commissioned by the Cabots, the English horticulturalist Caroline Burgess helped, from the mid-1980s, to transform the gardens to a public garden which was opened in 1992. She has remained the director and kept diversifying the display gardens. [3] [1] The gardens are shown on tours among other public gardens of the area. [4]

Stonecrop Gardens are located in the Hudson Highlands at a height of 1,100 feet (340 m). [1] They show, across an area of 12 acres (4.9 ha), [1] [3] a variety of landscape gardens and a vegetable garden. They are reached by an unpaved road. [2]

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