Garden Design's Self-Guided Day Trip to the Lower Hudson River Valley, New York
Step away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and explore the Hudson Valley. Designated as a National Heritage Area, this region, a favorite of award- winning landscape designer and author Jan Johnsen, offers peaceful villages, spectacular views, and a wide range of garden experiences.
Just 50 miles north of Manhattan, this day trip begins at a large woodland garden in the Lower Hudson Valley. From here it is just minutes to an elegant garden with breathtaking views of the Hudson River where you are welcome to picnic. The day concludes with a visit to a hidden gem in the nearby Hudson Highlands - a true plant enthusiasts garden.
Leave your car at home if you prefer. Take the train to your first destination and use a taxi service between the gardens for a care-free day out