Hudson Valley Gardens & Greenhouse

Award-Winning Gardens

Take a deep breath – the aromatic scent of flowers will transport you to a timeless place, a serene garden carefully landscaped. Gardening has been a hallmark of Mohonk Mountain House since it was founded in 1869, creating beautifully balanced gardens that are pleasing to all the senses. Expanding upon the original award-winning Hudson Valley gardens, our resort has added a greenhouse, Garden Shop, florist, Children’s Garden, and more.

Visit our Gardening at Mohonk blog for up-to-date information about gardening at our resort as well as tips for gardening at home. For additional information, please call (845) 256-2021 or email gardening@mohonk.com.

View our gardens, greenhouse and florist brochure.

Garden History

Acclaimed among Hudson Valley gardens, our gardens date back to the time when Mohonk’s founder Albert K. Smiley nurtured his first plants on a rocky mountaintop. When the property surrounding the Mountain House was purchased in 1869, the rugged pitch pine and laurel reached to the doorstep of the original building.

The long history of the gardens’ creation began with a few struggling blossoms near the lake shore.

Mohonk’s upstate New York gardens were designed to fit into the picturesque or romantic style of landscape gardening: irregular in form, with variety and boldness of composition, and scenery of a more rugged nature.

Our gardens reflect the influence of the French and Italian, but mostly English styles of landscaping from the mid-19th century. Although growing things are never static, the landscape still possesses many of the characteristics familiar in that period. Albert Smiley’s design intent has been maintained as the gardens have matured and evolved.

In 1998, a Victorian maze was added next to the Rose Garden, providing old-fashioned entertainment for the gardens' visitors.

Mohonk Mountain House has received national recognition for our gardens and stewardship of the land, and in 1997, Mohonk's gardens were honored to receive the Grand Award for Grounds Maintenance from the Professional Grounds Management Association.

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Mohonk Florists

The Mohonk Mountain House experience has long included creative floral displays placed throughout the resort. Our florists will be delighted to bring Mohonk’s natural splendor to your guest room or dinner table. A wide range of options are available, including roses, mixed seasonal arrangements, or custom designs to accommodate your needs.

In the holiday season, choose from a bountiful selection of festive offerings to make your Mohonk stay feel "just like home." See our Holiday Menu

For additional information and to place an order, please call (845) 256-2185 or email flowershop@mohonk.com

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Greenhouse

Just a short walk from the Mountain House, the greenhouse provides visitors with a year-round glimpse at where our award-winning gardens get their start. Daily guided tours are offered, providing guests the opportunity to talk with Mohonk Mountain House horticulturists. During the winter months, these greenhouse tours are a breath of fresh (warm) air!

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Garden Shop

Located in the greenhouse, the Garden Shop sells a variety of heirloom plants, plant baskets, garden accents, candles, bird feeders, indoor gardening supplies and more so you can return home with a piece of the mountaintop.

The Garden Shop is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Garden Holiday Program

Mohonk Mountain House offers a theme program especially for gardeners! Whether you have a green thumb or have never picked up a trowel in your life, you are sure to enjoy our series of workshops and lectures from garden experts. The Garden Holiday program is scheduled to coincide with the final peak of our garden at summer’s end for an incomparable garden experience.

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If you are interested in visiting Mohonk Mountain House for the day, visit our day guest section.