These photos are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the outdoors at this park.
(or in Dr. Preston's case 'the lip of the moraine'.
There is a large oval arboratum where several of the trees have signs describing what they are.
I like the unique pruning of this row.
This is the back of the lab and upstairs residence.
Now turn slowly from the above spot
and this is your view down the terraced lawn.
As you make your way down the lawn
the serenity of the pond can be felt.
Then the sound of the water streaming over the dam.
Back up the hill and there are a few more buildings
instrumental to the glass research.
At the beginning I used the term 'lip of the moraine'.
That was because as a conservationist, Dr. Preston
donated a large amount of land on the edge of a moraine
from the ice age which is now part of
our local state park in another location of the county.
I am fairly certain this 'pebble'
was brought from the area of the moraine.
Preston Park is an 88-acre English garden donated by Dr. Frank Preston, founder of Preston Laboratories, and Mrs. Jane Preston. Dr. Preston, a glass scientist, ornithologist, and ecologist, created and designed an English garden as a place to live, work and enjoy nature. Dr. Preston apparently walked the entire property daily at dawn, in accordance with his origins in England where a deep interest in nature is a great pastime.
Visitors are able to appreciate the natural habitat by bird watching, catch and release fishing, and studying rare plant life which includes prairie grass and hybrid tree species. Throughout the property there are many secluded and scenic areas for picnics and gatherings.