DIY Open Wreath Studio

DIY Open Wreath Studio

2016 Victoria Gardens will be hosting DIY Wreath open studios. We provide all the materials and equipment, a lesson, and of course we clean up afterward too! You go home with a beautiful custom made holiday wreath. Call to make an appointment 845-658-9007. Open wreath studios begin the Saturday after Thanksgiving and continue until Christmas […] Read More

Dramatic Before and After: Poolside in Olivebridge

And just think, this was the “before”:   Finished Pool Project in Olivebridge, NY The finished project was an exciting collaboration between Walter Cudnohufsky Associates (landscape architect) and Victoria Gardens (garden design). The front yard was an example of reclaiming space by eliminating part of the driveway. Where there was once asphalt, the front walk now […] Read More

Happy, Happy Herb Boxes

Growing herbs, especially in easily accessible pots near your grill or kitchen door is one of the true luxuries of summer. Grabbing a fist full of fresh oregano or thyme to throw into a dish in progress will make you happy! But there are some unusual edibles we’d like you to consider this summer: Corsica […] Read More

Photos from the Rondout Garden Tour

We are so happy to report that the Rondout Valley Garden Tour was a great success and a lovely day!  Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered, and thank you so much to everyone who attended! Our friend and professional photographer, Carl Cox, took these amazing shots on the tour: If you missed the tour this year, put […] Read More

The end of June – what’s blooming now?

For many gardeners, this is the week or two between peonies and coreopsis. It is still a week or two before the daylilies and the hostas bloom. So, how do you design and cultivate a garden that has continual blooms and continual color? If you visit the nursery and choose a perennial in bloom now, then […] Read More

Unique tree specimens that will thrive in the Hudson Valley

Stewatia pseudocamllia (Japanese Stewartia) Why we love it: The dramatic exfoliating bark and great fall foliage. Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 Height: 20 ft to 40 ft Spread: 20 ft to 40 ft Form: pyramidal/oval in youth – more rounded in maturity Type: deciduous tree Annual Growth Rate: 6 to 12 inches Flowers: White with […] Read More

What’s in the nursery?

Welcome to Victoria Gardens! We are a plant nursery and garden center located in Rosendale, NY. Take a look our rock-top nursery in the video below. Great garden design is accomplished with a tapestry of different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Visit our plant nursery in Rosendale, NY this weekend and feast your eyes on flowers, […] Read More

What are shrubs?

At Victoria Gardens we carry trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. And that’s how we think and talk about the plants in our nursery. But every once in a while we are reminded that as a home gardener, that’s NOT how you talk. When someone asks, “What’s a shrub?” And we respond, “It’s a bush.” And […] Read More

Our favorite Columbines – spring blooms

Lacy and graceful, Columbine are a lovely spring bloom. Deer resistant, sun and shade tolerant, and–with a little help from you–columbines will naturalize. (More on that later.) Here are a few of our favorites. #1. Aquilegia vulgaris plena ‘Black Barrow’ The deep purple (almost black) color of the bell shaped flowers are an elegant addition […] Read More

30 Year Anniversary Party Pictures

   30 years landscaping in Ulster County!? Yes, in 1986 Victoria (with her tiny red truck and a bucket of tools) started her landscaping company, Victoria Gardens. Over the years the crew grew, as did the fleet of trucks and a long list of clients. The business began to out grow Victoria’s small garden shed […] Read More