Henderson Hollow Farm—Mermer Blakeslee & Eric Hamerstrom

Roscoe, NY
Open Days

Our garden began in 1990 on this defunct farm, taking its form from a dry streambed running down the hillside. The beds are dense, deep, and layered, and the plants are encouraged to retain some of their wildness, often forming drifts from self-sown seedlings. The stonework is both old and ongoing: a stone bridge, hand-hewn flagstones, stone steps snaking through a swampy meadow. There’s rusty metal too. Antique trucks and farm equipment are settled about and an iron footbridge crosses the streambed. The garden was featured in Garden Design magazine. The house, barns, and front porch are open to all our visitors.

Directions: From Route 17 northwest, take Exit 94. Turn left off ramp onto Route 206 west. Go 3 miles. Turn right onto Beaverkill Valley Road. Go 6.9 miles (this turns into Berry Brook Road) and turn right onto Henderson Hollow Road, a small, dirt road.

From Route 17 southeast, take exit 94. Turn left onto Stewart Avenue in Roscoe and left again at the traffic light onto Rte. 206 west. Continue for 2.8 miles and turn right onto Beaverkill Valley Road. Follow the directions above.

From the north, follow Route 30 southwest from Margaretville. After crossing the Pepacton Reservoir, continue 7 miles, then turn left onto Holiday Brook Road. Go 4 miles (this turns into Berry Brook Road) and take a sharp left onto Henderson Hollow Road, a small, dirt road. Go all the way to the end. There will be signs for parking.

Open Days 2019: July 20
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.

Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.  
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.

  • This garden allows photography
  • This garden is handicap-accessible

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