MERRILTON: A Historic Newport Landscape

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Join Tim Brown of the Newport Tree Soci- ety for an in-depth look at the landscape of Merrillton, one of Newport’s historic Bellevue neighborhood estates. This Andrew Jackson Downing-inspired landscape is a beautifully preserved mix of woodland and cultivated spaces. The tour will focus on Merrillton’s remarkable trees, some of the oldest original trees on Bellevue Avenue, including a magnificent European Hornbeam, one of the largest in all New England. Tim Brown is a found- ing member of the Newport Tree Society and is a member the Executive Board. He is also the owner of TJ Brown Landscaping. This tour is a Newport Arboretum Week event and a Newport History Tours “Tour of the Month” $15 per person, reservations required.