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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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Address: Planting Fields Rd., 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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Well Manicured and Historic Estate

We heard about the Planting Fields some time ago as one of the historic Gold Coast Mansions and decided to make the visit. We were very impressed with the entire experience on 409... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Quite disappointing. You have to pay $8 for parking, and you have to pay cash. Who in 2015 in NY state does not take credit cards. So you have to drive 20 minutes to find an ATM, and then 20 minutes back. Honestly, could have saved myself this hustle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We heard about the Planting Fields some time ago as one of the historic Gold Coast Mansions and decided to make the visit. We were very impressed with the entire experience on 409 acres of land once owned by insurance magnate William Coe. This large estate was a vacation home for the Coe family, not their primary residence, and it... More 

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East Rockaway, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went on a top 10 weather day. Grounds were very pretty, well kept and neat. Gorgeous trees. Greenhouse was awesome. My only drawback, the nature trails. They were not marked, map was not helpful, and many trails had significant debris blocking them, fallen trees and branches. Pathways were not marked, like Appalachian trail with white markers on the trees. I... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautiful place to go and visit and to also take the kiddies along with you. A nice outing for the entire family or just for a romantic stroll for a couple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My family and I love coming here every year and all year round. There is something different to see in each season. In the dead of winter, you can visit the Camellia House inside and see gorgeous and colorful blossoms everywhere. In the summer, you can walk among the majestic trees and sweeping lawns and stroll past playful cottages and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As part of our weekend getaway in Oyster Bay we decided to spend the best part of an afternoon at the Arboretum.This is a must visit place if you love nature, gardens, history, and relaxing. The grounds are big but not huge, making it easy to enjoy the entire place without running around. Even though the parking lot was busy,... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This arboretum on the North Shore of Long Island is definitely worth a visit. The trees are labeled for easy identification. The synoptic garden has plants arranged in alphabetic order. Don't miss it!

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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon walking around and went in the greenhouse with great flowers and a cacao plant. Thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon. Live music that day too

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Another awesome place to spend an afternoon especially if you into beautiful landscapes and historic mansions, you may even run into a wedding lol. Well maintained, they even hold classes, horticultural and art classes...like Old Westbury Gardens this is another great place. I go all the time.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

went to see the ORCHID FESTIVAL - what a marvellous jobs these people did and so proud of the their product - this was a photographers dresm!! The grounds are just lovely-blooming and explored the Azelea and other fields ran out of time also wanted tosee the rose and other gardens - will surely visit again -had an evenng outdoor... More 

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Additional Information about Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Address: Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone Number: (516) 922-8600
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Oyster Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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