Saturday, February 12, 2011

Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay


The flower pots stand with arms akimbo just outside the offices and the entrance to the greenhouses.

The trees stand tall and cold outside... it's lovely to step inside to the warmth of the glasshouses

and feast one's eyes on the orchids.


and the curious desert prickly thing

and the leaves of many colors.

The camellia house looks a little like the lair of Sleeping Beauty from outside.....
the briars and the misted up windows.

But the effort of following the snow covered path is worth it.

Inside one can sit in the whitewashed room

and feast upon this.

Such a stately beech tree --the very mark of a gentleman's park.



  1. Too many favourites to pick one. Beautiful.

  2. where ever this is I must one day GO! WOW all over the place! The sassy pots outside don't indicate that this place is a slice of paradise- starving for colour these grey days- your post has saved me!

  3. Enchanting. I walked through, guided by your photographs and your words.

  4. What a lovely way to spend a cold winters day !
    Too many favorites but that was a beautiful Barrel Cactus.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. What a great place to get away from winter! Soft, humid air, bright colors, lush flowers and the fragrance of blossoms and soil must have been, indeed, a transportation to an enchanted place.

    Love the flower pot man with his mossy patina.

  6. Sumptuous growing things. I'm smitten with the big pink blooms.

  7. Camelias in February? You have delivered a real visual treat, Elizabeth.

    Many thanks. xo

  8. Beautiful flowers! My favorites are cactuses. Unfortunately no room for them in my flat.
    Very nice photos!


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