Stonecrop bills itself as a garden for plant lovers. Now having gone, I think that’s an accurate description. There are certainly beautiful elements, especially the rock garden and ponds, but otherwise there are just a lot of plants, barely contained in their beds, spilling over rocks or in a mild jumble in aging glass enclosures. If you’re curious and have some knowledge of plants, there is much to reward. But the garden makes you work for it and my eyes were tired by the end.
Perhaps I’m being unfair though, because as with many gardens, this is likely one that rewards the repeat visitor. Our visit was during an awkward transition time between late spring and true summer blooming plants (I think it should be called allium season). To make up your own mind, you can read more about Stonecrop on its website or in these Hortus articles.