Sunday, March 30, 2008
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.