Gardens & Greenhouse

A cornerstone of Mohonk Mountain House since its founding in 1869, the gardens are carefully curated to highlight the best of the landscape and to honor Albert Smiley’s original love of gardening. With the purchase of a meal, spa treatment, or grounds pass, day guests have access to the gardens and greenhouse, as well as the rest of our grounds. Take a guided tour of the greenhouse, lose yourself in our Victorian maze, and peruse the Garden Shop for souvenirs. Come back often to see the garden in various stages of bloom!

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 garden visitors.

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


Mohonk Florists

The Mohonk experience has long included creative floral displays placed throughout the Mountain House. A wide range of arrangements are available, including roses, mixed seasonal arrangements, or custom designs to accommodate your needs.

Learn More

For additional information and to place an order, please call (845) 256-2185 or email



The greenhouse provides visitors with a year-round glimpse at where our award-winning gardens get their start. During the winter months, a visit to the greenhouse is like a trip to paradise!

The Greenhouse is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Greenhouse at (845) 256-2152.


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 memory of our mountaintop.

The Garden Shop is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  For more information, please call the Garden Shop at (845) 256-2152.


If you are interested in staying overnight at Mohonk Mountain House, visit our overnight guest section.

For additional information, please call (845) 256-2152 or email