The 5 Things I’ve learned after 30 Years in Business

The 5 Things I’ve learned after 30 Years in Business

Lesson #1. Diligence and Integrity create Trust If you do what you promise to do, using quality products, paying attention to detail, resulting in something beautiful, you and your clients will bond. I have been in the business of gardening for 30 years and I have retained many of the same clients over the years […] Read More

Landscaping and driveway before and after in Olivebridge, NY - Victoria Gardens, Rosendale, NY

Landscaping Before and After Photos in Olivebridge, NY

After almost 30 years garden design, landscaping installation and maintenance in Ulster, Dutchess and Sullivan counties, Victoria Gardens has made clients happy by thinking out of the box. And sometimes out of the driveway! This before and after is the perfect example of a driveway that was inhibiting how the clients were enjoying their outside […] Read More

Landscaping before and after in Accord, NY - Victoria Gardens, Rosendale, NY

Landscaping Before and After Photos in Accord, NY

This cheerful home is set on top of a gentle slope overlooking a picturesque meadow. When you approach the house, you drive up the hill, through the sunny meadow and pull around the back of the house to a shady courtyard. To make the transition from “driveway” to courtyard and welcoming entrance, Victoria Gardens added […] Read More

Garden design and landscaping by Victoria Gardens with before and after photos in -NY Hudson Valley

Landscaping Before and After Photos in Glenford, NY

This dramatic before and after began by redoing the front sidewalk. A wide curved walkway leading to the house makes visitors feel relaxed and welcome. Using the bluestone from an old, damaged walkway and some imagination, the Victoria Gardens’ crew created a beautiful, functional walkway. The soft, chartreuse foliage of the Japanese forrest grass, brightens […] Read More

The Saddleback caterpillar has a bite that stings!

Aw! Look at that cute, shaggy little guy. But BEWARE! Watch out for the Saddleback caterpillar, “Acharia stimulea (formerly Sibene stimulea), is the larva of a species of moth native to eastern North America,” and has a distinctive “saddle” shape on its back. And the Saddleback caterpillar has a bite that stings! Not technically a “bite”: Those punk-rock horns and […] Read More

Aerial Video Tour of Victoria Gardens in Rosendale, NY

There is so much more than you can see from the road! Welcome to our rock-top nursery in Rosendale, NY. Victoria Gardens nursery and garden gift shop sits on top of a hill on the corner of Cottekill Road and Rt. 213. Driving by, it’s impossible to know that there is a full plant nursery […] Read More

Staff Picks for July

Staff picks are always fun, because everyone is who works at Victoria Gardens is looking at hundreds of plants everyday. So to find out which ONE has caught their attention recently reflects a real standout! Staff Picks for July Russel loves: Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Glowing Embers’ Growing Zones: 4-8 Mature Height: 6 ft. Mature Width: 6 ft. Sunlight: […] Read More

Unbelievable Footage of Exploding Plants

In honor of the Fourth of July, here is some unbelievable footage of exploding plants. Yes. Exploding plants Take a look: “Violets, touch me nots, and squirting cucumbers all have one thing in common: They disperse their seeds by exploding. Here’s some incredible footage of each one in action.” – From the Smithsonian Channel. Also […] Read More

River Birch (Betula nigra ‘Heritage’)

‘Heritage’ River Birch  (Betula nigra ‘Heritage’) ‘Heritage’River Birch ‘Heritage’ Growing Zones: 4-9 Mature Height: 40-50 ft. Mature Width: 25-30 ft. Sunlight: Full or Partial Soil Conditions: Very wet tolerant, clay tolerant Bark: very ornamental in maturity Fall color: yellow As is implied in the name, river birch are well-suited for planting along river banks, and […] Read More

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Heart of Gold at Victoria Gardens in Rosendale, NY

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) ‘Hearts of Gold’ at Victoria Gardens in Rosendale, NY The heart shaped leaves of this Redbud variety are a dazzling golden green. In the fall the leaves turn a striking orange/yellow. We love this tree planted at the woodland’s edge, where the striking light foliage stands out against the dark forest […] Read More