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.  

hortusarboretum@gmail.com


1st annual 

open garden & art day


June 26th 2-5pm


Join us for a free Open Garden Day with art in the gardens.
Featuring the bronze sculptures of Karen Lovenguth and 
seeds and stories by Sergey Jivetin.



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. 
https://karenlovenguth.com/



Sergey Jivetin is an artist-miniaturist working with heirloom seeds as a conceptual and physical medium. 
For the past several years he has been traveling the continental US with Furrow project, 
connecting with a multitude of people and organizations that contribute to seed advocacy, 
collecting their stories and depicting these on actual seedpods through the art of hand engraving. 

The project's website is http://www.seedengraving.com.

The artist is inviting 6 people to bring their seeds for him to engrave with their story onto. 
To reserve your spot -first come first served.


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