Anthony Aldo Park and Memorial Garden of Long Hill Garden Club 
West Wind Road, Trumbull, Fairfield County, Connecticut
7 acres


Merritt Parkway north to exit 48 for Route 111; turn left onto Route 111; drive around 0.4 of a mile to turn left onto Chestnut Hill Road;  drive 0.5 of a mile to a right turn onto Madison Avenue; drive 0.3 of a mile and turn left onto Fairview Avenue; drive 0.2 of a mile and turn right onto West Wind Road; drive about 0.1 of a mile and park along the road by the gate on the right side of the road across from house #25. 


9/26/2005.  On an overcast day, due the the influence of Hurricane Rita, with a bit of driving around, Cefe Santana, dog Sonar and I parked by the gate on the right side of West Wind Road.  We walked on a wide woods path for about 75 yards or so to the memorial garden itself.  The garden is fairly large with lots of lawn, scattered planted trees, a marshy area with cattails, and some herbaceous plantings.  We looked for a small trail through the woods area, but did not find one.  So after looking over the trees and the marsh in the garden, we walked back to the car.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

*  =  plants blooming on field trip, 9/26/2005

Acer platanoides var. (purple-leaved Norway maple) planted
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Magnolia sp. (magnolia)    planted
Nyssa sylvatica (tulip)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (crab apple)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) 
Philadelphus sp. (mock orange)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Taxus sp. (yew)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)     *
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb)     *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)
Rumex sp. (dock)
Trifolium pratense (red clover)     *
Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)
Viola spp. (violet)

Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Leersia virginica (white grass)

Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)

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