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. 

We have the most diverse selection of plants to be found in Ulster County. 

If you ever wanted to see how a botanical garden begins, this is a good place to visit. 


Edible Landscaping with Native Plants

February 17th, 2022

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join us in conjunction with Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens for a free ZOOM presentation.
We will share with you our practical tips for surrounding your home and gracing your table with native fruits and nuts.

Click here to register

'Dunstan' American Chestnuts

Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts

Join us in conjunction with Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-Vermont) for a free ZOOM presentation.

Saturday February 19th 2022


We will share with you our practical tips for surrounding your home with native fruits and nuts.

Click here to register!


Scott Serrano clearing stones in the South garden.

Join us on February 24th at 1pm for a free webinar!!

In conjunction with Garden Masterclass we will be discussing how over 20 years we made an 

accredited level ll arboretum from scratch.

 This webinar will highlight some of our favorite plants that every person who gardens should be growing, 

including many selections that are featured in our new book 

Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts 

published by Chelsea Green Publishing.

Young Prunus orchard
Blueberry in Autumn

Spring Planting for Fall Color

March 12th, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us in conjunction with Berkshire Botanical Garden for a ZOOM presentation.

As the spring equinox approaches, winter turns to spring and our thoughts turn towards planting 

and visits to the local garden center. We invite you to shift 

your focus and consider what plants will enrich your garden during the next

 yearly equinox, from Summer to Fall.

Click here to register

Cornell Garden Day

Hardy Berries From Around the World

April 16th, 2022

time tbd

Join Scott Serrano, co-founder and director of Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for his LIVE

An introduction to the diversity, pollination requirements, and growing conditions for common 

and unusual berry plants from around the world.  

Some berries that will be covered are Aronia, Blackberry, Chocolate Berry, Honeyberry, Currants, 

Schisandra and more.

Check back for more information and to register.

Fall/Winter Catkins on American Hazelnut

Our garden 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! 

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


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

American Elderberry
Arctic Kiwi
American Persimmon
Baltic Quince flower

American Wisteria

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