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.