Allyson Levy

Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens


Allyson Levy is co-founder and co-director of Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in New York’s Hudson Valley. The garden began as a source of inspiration and raw materials for her art. Over time her interest in growing a wider selection of plants expanded until the garden encompassed 21 acres and became her primary passion. Along the way Allyson and co-founder Scott Serrano began planting a vast diversity of plants, both edible and ornamental. This grew into an extensive collection of cold-hardy cactus, magnolia trees, viburnums, and grafted fruit trees, with a focus on rare, underutilized plants. The arboretum is now a nonprofit organization and level II arboretum.

Allyson is speaking in Pennsylvania.


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Resilient Native Fruiting Plants

Join Allyson Levy for an overview of some of the best edible native fruits, with an emphasis on fruiting plants that are cold-hardy, pest resistant and consistently productive, such as Pawpaw, Aronia, and American Persimmons.
Sustainable Agriculture

Speaking At:

Pennsylvania, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Organic Gardening Stage