Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bailey Arboretum

Bailey Arboretum
Lattingtown, NY

Now I must preface this post with the fact I only spent a couple of hours walking around the Arboretum. I was intrigued but their collection to say the least but found the condition of the grounds a little rough. They need a massive pruning job and a bit of cleaning out of some areas. To be fair I visited in the worst possible time of the year.

The actual plant collection is wonderful, I saw a lot of my favorites and some new things. I definitely enjoyed my walk and there were a lot of photo opportunities. The sky wasn’t helpful on the day I visited and when I return I hope there is at least a little blue up there. I will be going back when the leaves are out and will report back then. It is worth a visit if you are in the area but probably not as a destination. It is very close to Planting Fields State Park and I will do another combined visit soon.

Here is a link to their website:
Bailey Arboretum’s Home Page
I found the History Link on that page to of interest, read about the Dawn Redwoods. One of them has the largest girth of any Dawn Redwood in the world.

I have to go clean up the mess I made pruning yesterday. It is my first working Sunday of the year. I am not complaining other than it is going to cut into my photography time.


Nancy J. Bond said...

Love the photo shot up through the trees. Looks like an interesting place to spend an afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I suppose I am a bit surprised at how late spring is for you all. I'm so used to everything popping out around here back in February. The black and white path photo is so quiet and peaceful and a bit cold feeling, cold as in I want a blanket to walk on the trail!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Your pictures are always amazing .. almost hypnotizing in fact. You have a fan here.
Thanks !

Digital Flower Pictures said...

hi NJBond, I think Bailey will be a place that will be worth exploring more during the season.

misti, that picture was taken on one of warmer days in March 45 degrees. You are lucky to have spring so early, I think it adds to quality of life.

gj4me, I hope people don't mind me shortening their blogger handles. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is fun to share!

Ki said...

very nice photos of the turkey tail mushroom. Great depth of color. I guess dawn redwoods are making a comeback. I've seen plantings along side a long drive up to a museum. The small trees 20-30 feet tall look a bit unruly at this stage and don't assume their stateliness until they grow taller. ??

Christine said...

I am their great grand daughter and haven't been there in many years. Thanks for the memories and the wonderful photos.