There is something here for everyone - Coe Hall - look it up online, beautiful specimen trees and magnificent grounds to walk.
Planting Fields Arboretum is more than a collection of specimen trees, a synoptic garden, and greehouse collections. It is also an example of landscape gardening in the age of Long Island's Gold Coast. The mansion itself is open to the public, and during the summer there are wonderful concerts on the great lawn. We enjoyed a splendid picnic there toward... More
We visited the Arboretum in early October and found a lot of different shrubs and trees sporting colorful berries in their Synopsis area. Some flowering beds also added interest. We wished we had had time to take in more of the Arboretum, including the greenhouses and an indoor mounted insect display.. We hope to have a longer visit in the... More
This is a lovely park with beautiful plantings/flowers. Worth a trip every chance you get. Plus they have special attractions like live music etc. You would have to contact them for dates of up coming events.
The colors of the fall foliage on Long Island were very disappointing in early November. Determined to get some colorful photos, I drove to The Planting Fields in Oyster Bay and I was very glad I did. The riot of colors and the variety of trees and shrubs was outstanding. The park is huge (over 400 acres) and easy to... More
First, bring good walking shoes. This is a wonderful location in historic Oyster Bay, NY, home of Teddy Roosevelt. It is the former Coe estate. Coe was a railroad tycoon who owned the Virginia Railroad, I believe. Lots of trees, greenhouses, and displays throughout. The day I went, I saw two beautiful weddings (or pictures, at least) as well as... More
Touring the rambling gothic mansion is fascinating, the greenhouses are intriguing, but the grounds are really stunning. The specimen trees and shrubs are beautiful, with great variety and magnificent sizes. It is relaxing and low cost to visit. I can't wait to go back.
I visited today with a friend, I hadn't been there since I was young. The weather was beautiful, sunny and breezy. We walked around for several hours and loved the flower and shrub displays all over. We wished we had brought a picnic lunch, there were many people sitting out on blankets enjoying a picnic. There is a small a... More
On a day when the weather is not too hot out, this is a great place to visit. I especially love the different collections in their greenhouses (orchids, cacti, bromeliads, ect.) and the landscape. They really cleaned up the pool in recent years (not for use, but contributes to the aesthetic of the grounds) and it's a great place to... More
My family visited this place in early August. The estate is tucked away in the woods. We paid $8 for our car, and paid about $15 for four adults and one child to enter the mansion. Thanks to Gene, a kind and knowledgeable gentleman, the tour became more interesting and informative. The mansion was built after the end of WWI,... More
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