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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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Visiting blooming Camellia Green House in the Middle of winter

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Smithtown, New York
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Smithtown, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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21 attraction reviews
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We used to go here quite often, but it can get noisy when a lot of people are there and kids are allowed to run around and make noise (which they shouldn't). You often see people having wedding photos taken there, which is fine until they get in the way. There are plenty or facilities and the restrooms are spotless.... More 

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Oyster Bay, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The park is absolutely beautiful from Spring through Fall. The flowers and trees make this park extremely tranquil while being pretty to look at.

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Woodhaven, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Its like "The Secret Garden" but real. I've been coming here since 1997, and it's beautiful in all types of weather and seasons. You can really get away from the big city here.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Great old estate with beautiful walks and landscaping. There is a state entrance fee. The walks are gorgeous with all types of fauna.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Yes tulips and a whole lot more. This is a great place to walk through gardens and hot houses. Beauty at every turn. Amazing colors of Gods glory. Plan to spend a few hours. Pack a picnic lunch. A real hidden treasure in Oyster Bay.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We loved the house from the outside (it's closed in Winter), and the Italianate garden. The real attraction though is the two large conservatories with splendid flowers, a feast of Camelias in the small one (requires at least 15 minutes) and a tropical paradise the second one, including a cocoa plant, lemon tree, and many splendid others.

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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I don't think there is anything to dislike about this place. It can be tricky to find, but once you do, just slow down, relax and enjoy nature.

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