More than 20 years ago, artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano started a botanical garden in the backyard of their Hudson Valley, New York, home. Today, the Hortus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens has grown to 11 acres of diverse collections. One of the couple’s passions is unusual edibles, and now they’ve written a book about their favorites.
“Cold-Hardy Fruits and Nuts” profiles 50 easy-to-grow selections. And they’re here today to talk about a few of those that are also native plants.
Allyson and Scott are both visual artists, and their garden that today is Hortus Arboretum in Stone Ridge got its start as the inspiration and source of raw materials for their creative efforts. It’s grown into a non-profit organization that welcomes visitors and includes lots of unusual edibles, our topic today.