Digging Deeper: Wisdom from Wrightman—Rock Garden Favorites from Harvey Wrightman

Digging Deeper: Wisdom from Wrightman—Rock Garden Favorites from Harvey Wrightman

Sat, Apr 29, 2017
11:00 AM

Held during Stonecrop’s North American Rock Garden Society plant sale, Esther Wrightman, of Wrightman Alpines, will talk about the rich horticultural legacy her father, Harvey Wrightman, has left for the rock gardening community. Open Days garden host and Stonecrop member Anne Spiegel said, “Harvey had an amazing ability to spot truly special plants on obscure seed lists and then painstakingly bring them into the trade.” Esther will profile great plants that many rock gardeners first met through Wrightman Alpines.

Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Date and time
Saturday, April 29, 2017
11 a.m.

$30 members of the Garden Conservancy.
$35 non-members. 

Registrations will be taken at the door for this event, cash or check only. 

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program is proud to present this lecture in partnership with Stonecrop Gardens. The NARGS's (North American Rock Garden Society) plant sale takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; admission is $5 to Stonecrop.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days at 845-424-6500.

In addition to Stonecrop’s offerings of alpine plants and troughs, the following nurseries and vendors will participate in the sale:

  • Wrightman Alpines, New Brunswick – Grower and supplier of choice alpine plants and rock garden plants.
  • Garden Vision Epimediums, Templeton, MA – Grower and supplier of Epimediums and other choice shade perennials.
  • Broken Arrow, Hamden, CT – Growers of rare and unusual plants.
  • Opus Nursery, Compton, RI – Collectors, propagators and growers that focus on the under-cultivated and garden-worthy plants, and specialize in unusual perennials.
  • Jay’s Nursery, Watertown, CT – Grower of choice conifers and shrubs.
  • Edgewood, The Lonsdale Garden, Exton, PA – New vendor for 2016. Grower and propagator of a wide variety of choice and rare woodland and alpine plants.   
  • Debra Pope, Auburn, MA – Creates unique, custom hypertufa troughs.
  • Don Dembowski, Pelham, NY – Spring Ephemerals and Woodland Wildflowers.
  • Bill Perron, Cortlandt Manor, NY – Offers a variety of Cyclamen species, Arisaema, and Hellebores.
  • McCue Gardens, Wethersfield, CT – Grower of fine native plants and unique and rare perennials.




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    Stonecrop Gardens, originally the home of Frank and Anne Cabot, became a public garden in 1992 under the direction of Caroline Burgess. Frank Cabot is also the founder of the Garden Conservancy...

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