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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Planting Fields Rd., P.O. Box 58, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 922-8600
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Oyster Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Gardens
Description: The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
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Long Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We visited here in July. My teenage son and I even toured the Mansion for an extra fee. I'm a big fan of Gold Coast Mansions, though this one is more modest. The grounds are lovely. Great cor taking pictures and leisurely walks. Places like this make you forget that you are in suburbia.

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Bayside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It's not easy to find but it is well worth the trip if you like well maintained and peaceful environments. It is a beautiful park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A lot of people come from all over to visit Planting Fields Park. I go there a lot, just to take a quiet walk, or look at the tree's and flowers. It's an impressive place to see. I have been there for my mother's day lunch, and that was terrible food, it was catered by an outside company, so no... More

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

On a recent Saturday evening, I attended a chamber music concert outdoors here. Parking was free, as was the music. It was a five-member group that played Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," a bit of a cliche by now, but the venue at Coe Hall's lawn is lovely on a warm evening. My friend, who has been here many times, showed me... More

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Rochester NY area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We enjoyed the gardens at July 5. Some things such as the camillas; the rhododendrens; azaleas were all "done" but everything else seemed well cared for. Nice mansion to go in,too. There is a small cafe and gift shop on the premises, too.

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Planting fields extensive park with gorgeous mansion. Only one hour away from brooklyn which make a perfect get away for a day.Coe Hall Castle is 4 dollars fee but it worth every dollar.There is are large greenhouses, plenty of flowers on the grounds .Very relaxing and beautiful .

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Syosset, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great for leisurely strolls taking in the smells and colors of various plants. There is a fee for parking but if you have Empire passport you can park for free. I can't wait go back and spend more time. Very peaceful and relaxing.

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Oyster Bay, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The Planting Fields is a wonderful way to spend a peaceful day. Whether it's hiking, picnicking or walking around looking at the beautiful array of flowers, it's nature in all it's glory.

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New York City, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a well-maintained and expansive park with much to see and discover. When you want to head indoors, there is are large greenhouses with beautiful flowers and next door the historic Coe Hall Castle to explore.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

While the park is beautiful anytime of the year it is spectacular in the Spring with the budding trees and blooming flowers. I grew up on Long Island and I try to come here twice a year. I never get tired of it. We are lucky to have this magnificent park. There are concerts in the Summer too, all worthwhile.

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