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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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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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Beautifuk Garden & Fantastic Mansion

this place is huge, a docent led tour of the mansion was superb and full of history. The mansion itself feel like I am transported in Europe castles. Long Island have a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Annapolis, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

this place is huge, a docent led tour of the mansion was superb and full of history. The mansion itself feel like I am transported in Europe castles. Long Island have a lot of castles, museums and garden that you do not need to travel to Europe to enjoy them and best we are stimulating our economy by going local.... More 

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Northport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped here to walk the grounds and see the gardens. For an extra $5 we toured the main house. That was pretty cool and if you are there its a must do. We also toured a smaller house which was free they were doing a matchbox cars and barbie exhibit. The grounds here are beautiful. It is a nice... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved the home. Tudor style mansion with all the details. Gardens also amazing and May seems like a perfect time to visit. Azaleas were stunning. Many trees as this is an arboretum. Weeping copper beaches were stunning. Missed the camellias but the rest of the greenhouses filled with dazzling flowers and plants. Orchids, begonias, tropical, lilies, hydrangeas (huge), cacti... Sensory... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was visiting your beautiful arboretum for the 1st time with my 26 year old niece from Oregon and was so excited about the visit UNTIL....we arrived at the entrance booth at approximately 1pm on Aug.17th, 2015. I asked the woman in the booth by mistake.."Do you take EZ pass" but meant to say Empire Pass which I do have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This Arboretum is one of the biggest in Long island. Organize a daily pic-nic with your kids and family, or spend quiet time with your fiancee. Endless paths for endless walking. ...and the iced coffee of the cafe is great! (we even subscribed to it and now we receive a pack every month - that is why I am a... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent the day here back in July and had a great time. I think I'll be coming back in spring to see all the blooms we missed in July. There is lots of walking so make sure to wear good shoes.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I finally got to Coe Hall and the Planting Fields Arboretum after living on Long Island for over 20 years. We had what amounted to a private tour with a docent who was incredibly well informed about the family and their history. After the tour, we walked among the grounds and were amazed by the beauty of the dahlia garden.... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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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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