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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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Address: Planting Fields Rd., P.O. Box 58, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone Number: (516) 922-8600
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its...
The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
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went to see orchid show

this is something, especially if you like orchids, need any information about them, or assistance in planting, raising, etc. OR if you're a photographer, since one of us is each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

this is something, especially if you like orchids, need any information about them, or assistance in planting, raising, etc. OR if you're a photographer, since one of us is each of these things-it was GREAT! and the grounds are just lovely-blooming!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Planting Fields has it all - Trees, flowers, formal and informal gardens (designed by Olmstead Brothers), greenhouses full of tropical and exotic plants, and a gilded age country house. All in one spot, and with very reasonable admission. Although this is a state park, the level of maintenance is far better than you would expect because it is supported by... More 

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Finally made it back to the Planting Fields after spending much time here during college (NYIT) over 40 years ago. Brought back many wonderful and beautiful memories. The trees are much larger now, but just as beautiful and impressive. The grounds are clean and the gardens in bloom were pristine. We were here on a mild mid-week afternoon and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is sooo pretty and the gardening, buildings and green house are breath taking. If only there weren't so many wedding photographers everywhere! Their rude and you can never get anywhere cause your stuck waiting for them to take the pictures or they hog up a garden and you cant take a picture or enjoy the view. If it... More 

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Syosset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I go to the planting fields several times a year with my father, an avid photographer and we spend the day taking pictures in the green house or along the paths. It is very well maintained and always picturesque

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Breezy Point, New York, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Such a beautiful place... Flowers are stunning. the Mansion is a must do... If you like to take picture this is a must do on Long Island. Its nice that there are still places like this to visit.

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This place is like a timeless beauty, it's exactly the same as it was way back when, sorry I don't want to date myself here! But the grounds are kept up very well with archival photos in the building with the vending machines. I love the rose garden, it's a great place to escape.

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Smithtown, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We got extraordinary amount of snow in the Feb this year. Planting field Green house Camellia blooms at this time of the year in heaven sent gift for the snow bound Long Islanders. In the past we visited on Sundays which is always crowded. This year we went in the middle of the week. Admission is free for Seniors and... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Loved the greenhouses as much as the gardens. Walking the paths in the woods was so peaceful. The house was also worth seeing. Just as terrific as westbury gardens. One of the last of its kind on long island. Another don't miss

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Holbrook, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

NY and especially Long Island were experiencing frigid conditions this weekend but my friend and I spent the day sketching indoors in the main greenhouse at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay. We were able to forget about the snow and cold temperatures in that wonderful, tropical oasis. There were gorgeous flowering plants, palm trees reaching to the top... More 

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