8 Hudson Valley Gardens and Sculpture Parks To Visit

Summer has arrived and we are all itching to get outside and explore. Thankfully, New York State has slowly started to reopen. Here are 8 Hudson Valley gardens and sculpture parks that you that you can take advantage of. Of course masks must be worn and social distancing rules apply. But it’s a chance to get out and explore the beauty of the Hudson Valley. Please check directly with the organization for the most up-to-date information.

Art Omi (Columbia County)
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075
(518) 392-4747

Art Omi is a 120 acre art and sculpture park in Ghent, NY.

Admission is free.

Parking is limited during this time and visitors will be turned away if the parking lot is at capacity.

Face masks must be worn in the parking lot and when passing others. Social distancing rules apply.

Restrooms are not open.

Brunel Sculpture Garden (Ulster County)
Junction of Route 28 & DeSilva Road
Boiceville, NY 12412
(845) 205-3839

The Brunel Sculpture Garden is located on 1.3-acres and is home to over a dozen statues and sculptures. Emile Brunel was an artist who decorated his property with sculptures inspired by Native American art seen on his travels. 

Open Daily:  1 – 5 PM for self-guided tours

*Admission is free.

*Please follow social distancing guidelines.

Innisfree Gardens (Dutchess County)
362 Tyrrel Rd.
Millbrook, NY 12545

Innisfree Gardens is a 185-acre garden located in Millbrook, NY.

Open: Wednesday – Sunday

Admission: $10/adults, $5/seniors, $5 children (5-15), Free/children 4 & under

Entrance by timed reservations only. There are three different time slots: (10 AM – 12 PM) (12:30 PM – 2:30 PM) and (3 PM – 5 PM).

*All visitors in the reservation must arrive together in one vehicle.
*Face masks must be worn and social distancing rules apply.
*Open rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

Lasdon Park (Westchester County)
2610 Amawalk Road
Katonah, NY 10536

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veteran’s Memorial consists of 234-acres of open grass meadows, woodlands and gardens.

There is also a Dinosaur Garden that is fun for kids to walk through and an online scavenger hunt.

Open Daily: 8 AM – 4 PM

*Trails and garden are open for walking.
*Bathrooms are closed.
*Social distancing rules must be followed.

Olana State Historic Site (Columbia County)
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-1872

Although public programs and tours are currently closed, the 250-acre landscape (State Park) is currently open.

Open Daily: 8:30 AM – 6 PM

*Social distancing rules must be followed.

Opus 40 (Ulster County)
50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY 12477

Opus 40 is a world-famous sculpture park and museum. It includes 6.5 acres of walkable sculpture, .5 acre meadow and more than 50 acres of walkable trails.

Admission: $11/general admission, $8/seniors and students

Open Thursday – Sundays, 11 AM – 3 PM

Visits are a maximum of two hours for groups of 5 or fewer only.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable.

Parking is limited during this time.

Orange County Arboretum (Orange County)
41 Grove Street
Montgomery, NY 12549
(845) 615-3830

The Orange County Arboretum includes  35-acres of gardens, trees, shrubs and more.  It is operated and maintained by the County Parks department along with the Friends of the Orange County Arboretum.

Open Daily:  Dawn to Dusk (6 PM on weekends)

*Admission is free.

*Face masks are required for admission and social distancing rules must be followed.

*No street parking. 

Wethersfield Estate & Gardens (Dutchess County)
257 Pugsley Hill Road
Amenia, NY 12501

Wethersfield Estate & Gardens is the home of Chauncey Devereux Stillman. There are three acres of formal Italian garden and seven acres of wilderness garden to explore. The estate is currently closed.

Open: Gardens are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM (June – September)
Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk

*The Garden fee is waived this season as a gift to the community

*Restrooms are closed

*Face masks must be worn and social distancing rules apply.