Learn A Bit About the Montgomery Pinetum
This public park and historic site, Montgomery Pinetum, is located on Bible St in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich. It is surrounded by a rich forest of 102 acres of arboreal trails and expansive collections of unusual plants and vibrant wildflowers.
In case you don’t know, a “pinetum” is a collection of pine trees.
In memory of Colonel Robert Montgomery, former owner of the estate upon which the Montgomery Pinetum currently stands, the Montgomery Pinetum is named after Colonel Montgomery. Colonel Montgomery was a keen gardener and businessman. On his estate, he planted thousands of rare conifers.
In 1928, Colonel Robert Montgomery and his wife, Nell, purchased a property called Wild Acres, which would become the Montgomery Pinetum.
Colonel Montgomery's wife donated the 125 acres to Greenwich CT for the town in 1953 after he died in 1952.
Montgomery Pinetum features a rugged terrain of rocky outcroppings, with peaks rising almost straight up 70 or 80 feet almost directly from the sea level.
Among nature enthusiasts, the Montgomery Pinetum is one of the most popular destinations today.
With greenhouses, a pond, and an evergreen forest, the Montgomery Pinetum is a great place to relax for a whole day. In addition, the woodland trails offer a wonderful blend of wildflowers as well as timeworn stone structures.
There is a tree identification walkway that Montgomery Pinetum can stroll through.
The park features:
- Botanical Gardens
- Trails and Loops
It features a lake and a moderately trafficked trail, the Montgomery Pinetum Loops, and is located near Cos Cob, Connecticut.
During the warmer months, the Montgomery Pinetum extends from 8 AM to sunset. During the colder months, it's open Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 4 PM.
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