Stonecrop Gardens is located on Stonecrop Lane in Cold Spring, approximately 55 miles north of New York City on Route 301. The gardens are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, as well as select Sundays between the months of April and November.
Stonecrop offers an Internship Program for students and learners who wish to learn how to grow care for and use plants in a garden setting. The goal of the course is to provide students with invaluable practical horticultural exposure and experience, as well as all the horticultural skills necessary to become a professional in the field. The internship offers a ‘hands-on’ approach where students become interactively involved in the running and maintain the garden, learning new skills along the way.
Activities and responsibilities in the program include Ornamental Horticulture (planting, mulching, weeding, dead-heading, pruning, pest and disease identification, and management, labeling, mapping, record keeping, and selling and public relations), Propagation of alpine, woodland, and flower garden plants, and Greenhouse Management. Other duties include soil preparation and compost production, watering (indoor and outdoor), rotating household tasks, and rotating weekend duty. Students take part in various internal projects while on the program, including a designing, installing, and maintaining a vegetable plot, plant identification tests, lecture presentations on a horticultural topic of choice and partaking in various field trips. The Stonecrop Internship Program runs from February through December and includes a full 40-hour work week with alternating weekend duties.
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Address: 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, New York 10516, website, Phone: 845-265-2000 Photo: Stonecrop Gardens
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