Rocky Hills

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

At Rocky Hills William and Henriette Suhr began planting among the stone walls some fifty years ago. You will find mature specimens of black walnut and ash, complemented by recent additions of weeping beech, dawn redwood, stewartia, dogwood, and an impressive collection of magnolia 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, go north to Exit 33/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 on right. Please park Lawrence Farms Crossways as directed.

From Merritt Parkway/Route 15, go to I-287 West and exit at Saw Mill River Parkway North. Proceed as directed above.

From Taconic Parkway South take Route 100/Route 133 exit toward Briarcliff Manor/Millwood. Turn right onto Route 100/Route 133/Saw Mill River Road/Somerstown Turnpike. Turn right onto Station Road for a half mile and then turn right onto Millwood Road. Take a slight right onto Quaker Road for about 0.5 mile and then turn sharp left onto Seven Bridges Road. Turn right onto Lawrence Farms Crossway and left onto Old Roaring Brook Road to #95. Proceed as directed above.

Open Days 2017: May 20
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

  • This garden allows photography

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