Rocky Hills

Mt. Kisco, NY
Open Days, Meadow, Water feature, Plant Collection

At Rocky Hills, planting among the stone walls began in the 1950s by William and Henriette Suhr, whose legacy is continued by current owners Barbara and Rick Romeo. You will find mature specimens of black walnut and ash, complemented by weeping beech, dawn redwood, Stewartia, dogwood, and an impressive collection of magnolias and conifers. Tree peonies and an extensive planting of rhododendrons and azaleas compete for attention with the carpet of bulbs throughout the thirteen acres. Most impressive in May and June are the forget-me-nots, which are allowed full freedom throughout the garden. Starting on the hillside meadow, clouds of perfect blue flowers appear among an ever-expanding rock garden, through the hills and terraces, walls and paths, through fern woodlands, finding good company with self-sown Primula along the natural brook that serves as the heart of the garden.

Directions: From Saw Mill River Parkway heading north, go to Exit 33 (Roaring Brook Road/Reader’s Digest Road). At traffic light, turn left, then make a sharp right onto Old Roaring Brook Road. Rocky Hills, #95, is 1 mile farther on right. Please park on Lawrence Farms Crossway as directed.

From Saw Mill River Parkway heading south, turn right at traffic light at Exit 33/Reader’s Digest Road, then sharp right onto Old Roaring Brook Road, then proceed as above. From Merritt Parkway/Route 15, go to I-287 West and exit at Sprain Brook Parkway heading north, to Saw Mill River Parkway North. Proceed as directed above.

From Taconic Parkway South, take Route 134 East to traffic light at Route 100. Turn left onto Route 100, about 0.5 mile to Seven Bridges Road. Turn right, go about 0.75 mile to traffic light at Route 133. Turn left, go about 0.75 mile to right turn onto Old Roaring Brook Road (opposite Willowbrook Swim & Tennis Club). Rocky Hills is at 95 Old Roaring Brook Road. Park on the right along Lawrence Farms Crossway.

Open Days 2019: May 18
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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