Open to the public only one day in spring and one day in fall, the Steinhardt Garden is a wondrous private garden that rivals anything you might see in a public botanical garden. “Here are some photos that I took on my visit on a clear, early November morning,” says Jan Johnsen, who was lucky enough to be one of its few visitors. “The colors sparkled around me and I hope you can catch a little of the joyous feeling I felt as I wandered through.” A must-see garden, make sure Steinhardt is on your itinerary.
Do you have a “must visit” garden list? You know, the ten top gardens you would like to see? Well, if you do, then put the Steinhardt Garden near the top of that list. This world class, 55 acre private garden is located in Mt. Kisco, NY, in Westchester County, north of New York City. Twice a year, Michael and Judy Steinhardt open their wondrous garden – and zoo – to the public, under the auspices of the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program. The gates open for one day in the spring and one day in the fall. Come early because the line of cars waiting to get in can be very long.
Left: Johnsen’s favorite spot at Steinhardt Gardens is the “stick house” folly, an open air ‘house’ made from branches, complete with hanging windows.