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.
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.
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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.