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Growers of 200 evergreen azalea varieties

Long Mountain Nursery Arboretum

The Antonys began planting their azalea arboretum in 1980, several years before moving full time to Long Mountain. In those days, to keep the plants watered during the summers, they hauled 5-gallon containers full of water up the mountain from our pond. Later, they had a well drilled and eventually ran a water line up from the barn, installing an extensive drip irrigation system. In excess of 500-azalea varieties now cover the top of the mountain and its western slope. Not only does the spot provide a beautiful setting for painters or photographers alike, it offers a pleasant diversion for the visitor who can walk the marked paths through mature specimens, many more than two decades old. The lightly wooded setting provides enough shade to make a visit pleasant even during a warm spring day. Benches provide resting places for the weary or for those who choose to linger a bit longer.

A map (in PDF format) is available here

 
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