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Address: 347 Oyster Bay Rd, Locust Valley, NY 11560
Phone Number: (516) 676-4486
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A superb hidden gem

Superb hidden gem. A traditional Japanese garden and tea house with plantings along the trails up the surrounding hills and down to the koi pond. If you are lucky a tea ceremony... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andrew F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb hidden gem. A traditional Japanese garden and tea house with plantings along the trails up the surrounding hills and down to the koi pond. If you are lucky a tea ceremony or traditional Japanese music will be in process.

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Thank Andrew F
Hicksville, New York
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

The surprisingly hilly trail twists thru local and exotic plants by a tea house and makes you wish it were ten times the size. Be prepared to walk uneven ground, guides are available and recently advised it might be in danger of closing.

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Thank Tom K
New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We visited in the rain - and it was especially wonderful. Almost on a par with the Asticou Azalea Garden in Seal Harbor, though more authentically japanese. One of the neglected treasures of Long Island - I hope rumors it might shut through lack of funding are unfounded - though it's too nice ever to be popular.

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Thank NervousNerd
Cat Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Due to lack of funding the garden's tentative closing date will be in a couple of months (October). If you have the opportunity to go, GO. It is a 5 acre estate created by an Humes, an ambassador who landscaped the land to mimic a Japanese garden. The terrain tends to be hilly and is not wheelchair accessible. Cost of... More 

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1 Thank lyso
Hicksville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

The lush greenery of the garden ranging up the surprisingly hilly terrain is a perfect setting for this oriental garden. The pavilion and koi ponds blend with the gardens to make you breath deeper and let your spirit relax.

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Thank Tom K
Bay Shore, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This garden is just full of greenery and it can bring peace in your mind within a few minutes. I visited with my mom,dad and hubby on mother's day . The trail is easy for any person even she/he is not physically firm . My mom who had a very complicated surgery on her knee last year felt no difficulty... More 

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3 Thank Srumman
Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Pretty Japanese garden in a nice areas Not spectacular but relaxing avd charming I enjoyed my visit there Would recommend a nice walk around there on a pretty day!

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Thank Latourelle13
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

i have been to this beautiful garden several times. it is so peaceful to wonder around, sit and mediate, enjoy the plants or fed the coi in the pond. definitely worth the visit.

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1 Thank Roni C
Glen Head, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This little hole in the wall garden is a great place to spend a tranquil afternoon during the warmer months. A bit on the high side pricewise, it's still worth a visit. Go soon, though, since I have read that they lost some of their sponsorship and may have to close if they can't replace.

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New york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and maintained place to spend some positive time alone or with company.. The flute makes it an even zen-full experience.. I just wish it even bigger.. Hope to attend the tea ceremony some time..

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