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The Bailey Arboretum awarded Level II accreditation by Arbnet Arboretum Accreditation Program

The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum are pleased to announce that the Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown, New York has been awarded a Level II Accreditation.

“ArbNet accreditation enables us to clearly define our role and position among other public gardens, focus our objectives and enter into a network of other like-minded groups,” said Margaret Stacey, President of the Friends of Bailey Arboretum.

Bailey Arboretum is a 45-acre Nassau County-owned public site administered by the Friends of Nassau County Bailey Arboretum. The site includes a 200-year old manor house, outbuildings, including an educational center, visitors’ cottage, garages, workshops and storage sheds, and seven acres of landscaped grounds and managed ponds and wetlands.  

Originally a working farm, Frank Bailey bought the property in 1911 and spent the rest of his life turning it into one of America’s first private garden museums with a collection of exotic trees and shrubs.

Bailey Arboretum is best known for its Metasequoia with the distinction of having the world’s largest Dawn Redwood tree. The Arboretum also has a renowned dwarf evergreen collection and 15 of New York State’s champion trees.

The Arboretum also has a network of trails through its collection and an outdoor classroom called the Children’s Habitat.

Friday, October 17, 2014