Montgomery Pinetum

Few public parks in the United states have the broad appeal of the Montgomery Pinetum in Cos Cob, Conn.

-New York Times, 1964

For a printable Montgomery Pinetum trail map click here.

The Montgomery Pinetum is a registered historic site and public park in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich. It is surrounded by a lush forest of 102 acres of wooded trails, majestic trees, and a broad variety of unusual specimen of plants and vibrant wildflowers. 

The Pinetum ws formerly the estate of Colonel Robert Montgomery, a successful businessman and avid horticulturist. Colonel Montgomery collected rare conifers on his estate and in 1947 donated 200 specimen trees to the New York Botanical Garden, which transplanted them from the Montgomery Pinetum to the NYBG.

He also founded the Fairchild Tropical Garden in Coral Gables Florida.