Hilla Von Rebay Arboretum
Morningside Drive,
Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
7 acres

Aspetuck Land Trust (ALT) 


US 95 north to exit 18; turn left onto the Sherwood Island Connector; make a right turn onto Greens Farms Road; in a short distance, make a left onto Clapboard Hill; in a short distance take a left turn onto Morningside Drive; drive about 0.2 of  a mile and the entrance will be on the right, just past house #83.  Park on the left side of the road by house #88.  The arboretum is just across the street.


There are no trails.  This is a wide open space of green lawn with scattered trees and a woods in the back.  No worry about getting lost. The area is located between two large houses on either side.  There is a strip of woods in the back.  After walking around the main part of the arboretum, we went into the woods, turned left and walked up to a small pond with lots of Phragmites (giant reed grass).  Turned around and walked back to the car.  It's a pretty place even if it is surrounded by large suburban houses.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant blooming on date of field trip, 11/09/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Acer sp. (maple)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus sp. (weeping European beech) ?
Fraxinus sp. (ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Magnolia sp. (saucer magnolia) ?
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Picea pungens var. glauca (blue spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (apple)
Quercus coccinea (scarlet oak)
Quercus sp.  (prinus) ?  (chestnut oak)    ?
Thuja occidentalis (arbor-vitae)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus sp. (dogwood with variegated leave, green with yellow margin
)  hort.
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spice bush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Pachysandra terminalis (pachysandra)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelain berry)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Euonymus fortunii (Fortune's euonymus)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Wisteria sp. (wisteria)

Ajuga reptans (ajuga)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic
Aster spp. (aster)
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)   
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Senecio vulgaris (common groundsel)
Solidago spp. (goldenrod)

Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass
Setaria sp. (foxtail grass)