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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Address: Planting Fields Rd., P.O. Box 58, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone Number: (516) 922-8600
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Oyster Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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70 attraction reviews
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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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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful place to spend the day, or many. There is so much to see and learn. Stunning during every season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Gold Coast era ended a long time ago, but this Gold Coast estate is now a lovely state park, open to everyone to enjoy. Stroll the grounds, smell the flowers, hike in the woods, picnic on the grass. There is so much to see and do, winter, spring, summer and fall. I started coming here more than 30 years... More 

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My husband is a gardening aficionado and I love restorations, so this was perfect for us. The arboretum is spectacular, with unique specimen trees, lovely flower beds, an herb garden and a greenhouse. The mansion, Coe Hall, is almost pure English country manor, not surprisingly, since the owner was a Brit. His wife's day room, however, is in the French... More 

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