full green leaves and tall grass in the rock garden in the summer

Rock Garden

Rock Garden
April–November

Our Rock Garden has been described as one of the most beautiful gardens of its kind in the world. This quiet, intimate space nestled against the Thain Family Forest feels miles away from the bustle of New York City.

Built in the 1930s, this 2.5-acre oasis boasts hundreds of jewel-like alpine flowers nestled among its gravel beds, rocks and crevices and sweeps of rare and graceful woodland plants sheltered under mature spreading trees. A gently cascading waterfall and stream flow to a tranquil flower-rimmed pond. The combination of the Rock Garden’s bright color palette and its sculptural and textural qualities makes it a feast for the eyes from spring to fall.