WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT PRESERVE
Roslyn, Nassau County, Long Island, NY
Take #7 train to Rushing, Main Street, last stop and walk to Bus Stop N20 past Mercy's Dept Store on Roosevelt Ave. Bus leaves at 10:27 AM to Clocks Tower stop in Roslyn. Fares: Metro Card.
Cedarmere was the Long Island home of William Cullen Bryant, 19th-century
poet and newspaper editor. The house museum features exhibits, furnished rooms,
restored gardens, pond and mill.
The Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor is restoring its historic landscape set on 145 acres. Marian Cruger Coffin, one of America's first major women landscape architects, designed this landscape as a formal garden. Items to be restored include the garden's circular reflecting pool and central fountain jet.
Visit the poet's mansion with a lovely pond and gardens. Then a short climb to the preserve to stroll through the beautiful grounds with gorgeous trees. See the lovely Clayton Formal Gardens, the lake and sculptures. Visit the Tee Ridder Miniatures Museum and the Nassau County Museum of Art.
Easy 5-6 miles walk.
Andrew Greller found Torreya nucifera (Japanese torreya) and Cephalotaxus fortunei (Chinese plum yew) escaping from cultivation. (LIBS Newsletter, Jan-March 2002)
English Lawn Daisy (Bellis perennis) colony at Roslyn County Park. Source: Guy Tudor. Now You See It, Now You Don't: A selected list of New York and New Jersey wildflowers and flowerings shrubs not covered in the standard regional guides. The Linnaean News Letter. Volume 59, Number 3, May 2005.