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A Visit to Planting Fields Arboretum

long pathway lined with purple plants, shrubs, trees

Thanks to Daryl Savage for sharing photos from his trip to the Planting Fields Arboretum, Long Island, NY!

“I went on a garden trip this past June to this old estate that was filled with a centuries’ old collection of trees, a formal garden, a landscaped pool area, greenhouse, and more wild areas to stroll. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the North Shore of Long Island.”

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white flowers over black gates near a brick columnWet pathway under a black wrought iron gate entrywaydark purple foliagegreen lawn, tall treesBright pink flowering bushes on a green lawnwhite on a tree, some roses in the foregroundpink and purple flowers up close

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  1. perenniallycrazy 02/03/2016

    So worth the visit Daryl. Thanks for sharing your photo experience with us.

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    HelloFromMD 02/03/2016

    Wow, what gorgeous, mature specimens. Those plants have stood the test of time. Plus it's cool enough on Long Island for lupines! I am jealous. Thanks, Daryl

  3. CCCDDD 02/03/2016

    Great photos, a nice selection to give a good overview.

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    meander_michaele 02/03/2016

    Those are some magnificent rhododendrons...positive mountains of purple trusses...what a sight. Looks like a public garden very much worth visiting if one is in the vicinity.

  5. joycedaffodilhill 02/03/2016

    What a treat for the eyes, so much color, especially with a foreground of 2 feet of snow outside my window.

  6. greengenes 02/03/2016

    Such a beautiful place! So inviting and it makes you want to see what is around the corner! The path with the blue flowers... are they catmint? Thanks for sharing these pictures with us, Daryl!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 02/03/2016

    Very cool, Daryl. Never heard of the place and it looks great. Thanks for sending in the photos. I took a quick look at their web site and the mansion looks as amazing as the gardens.

  8. cynthiamccain 02/03/2016

    Who knew? It's now on my garden bucket list to visit when heading north this spring and summer. Thanks, Daryl!

  9. VikkiVA 02/03/2016

    Wow, wow, wow. A gardeners Disneyworld for sure. What Rhodies and that Shasta Viburnum (?) is magnificent. Is that Catmint that lines the walkway in your first picture? Thanks for the most welcome look at the beauty of this garden. Vikki in VA

  10. sheila_schultz 02/03/2016

    Thanks for the tour, Daryl! You have to love the carefree look of Nepeta when it's planted in mass and allowed to do it's thing! I really like that plant. And those lupines... don't even get me started!

  11. darylsavage 02/03/2016

    Yes, they are catmint, and the tree is not a viburnum, but a kousa dogwood. White Flower Farm also has a mature one that is magnificent when in bloom.

  12. schatzi 02/03/2016

    I grew up in eastern Long Island and never knew this place was there. What a loss. But thanks for the introduction - it is magnificent.

  13. Cenepk10 02/03/2016

    Magnificent, Indeed !!!! Oh my my my…..the catmint sends me into hyperventilation

  14. GrannyMay 02/03/2016

    How magnificent trees and shrubs are when they get old and huge!

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