Located in the lower Hudson Valley in New York, we welcome garden groups and individuals to come visit our arboretum-botanical garden. It is 20 years in the making, with several specific collections like the nut grove, Chinese garden, Japanese garden, and American garden, in addition to a diverse collection of unusual edibles, and hardy cactus...to name a few. 

If you ever wanted to see how a botanical garden begins, this is a good place to visit. We are a small operation with many areas under development, but we have the most diverse selection of plants to be found in Ulster County. 

Tours & Talks

Our tours include Edible Landscaping, Native Plants, Bog Planting, 

Hardy Cactus and Succulents, Vegetable gardening, 

as well as the History of Hortus Arboretum and Gardens, and more! 

We are also available for talks and visual presentations off-site. 

Please contact us directly at the link below for more details.  



Native Plant Tour

at Hortus arboretum and Botanical Gardens

August 28th

August 29th



The Hortus 1st annual  open garden & art day
was such a success that we will be having a

2nd annual open garden & art day

June tbd, 2022

We will sharing more about the artists involved in 
future newsletters!

We are currently featuring the bronze works of 
Karen Lovenguth

Intending to loosen the constraints of confinement the series Unraveling is free. 
Drawn in  air, delineated with changing light and shadows, the golden lines of the bronze explore and project contours.  
Space inside and out and around, the skeleton vessels sit on natural stages green with life.  
Their purpose is to be practical and dynamic and in sync with their surroundings. Enabled by an innate strength they withstand the seasons as change is always a certainty.
Building thin organic coil like structures in clay, the bronze form is taken directly from the  fired ceramic originals.  
The technique is called lost wax or cire perdue, a method in which molten metal is poured into a mould that has been created around a wax model. 
The wax disappears as the metal takes its place to leave the final casting.  
The final patina of these sculptures is the bronze itself. 

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