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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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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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I am a big fan of mansions (not of the people who had them built usually with blood money made via exploitation, etc.), having got the bug while growing up in Rhode Island and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a big fan of mansions (not of the people who had them built usually with blood money made via exploitation, etc.), having got the bug while growing up in Rhode Island and spending much time in Newport. The Coe Hall mansion is now a favorite. It has such character and charm, and is presented in a way that... More 

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East Meadow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring a picnic lunch and stroll around this massive park with plantings you won't see anywhere else. Plenty of parking and what I think is one of the best ways to enjoy a lazy day off.

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Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Fabulous estate grounds, green houses, and architecturally wonderful buildings. Great for strolling, photography, and just clean outdoor enjoyment. A place you could go back to time and time again and see something new each time.

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New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

One of New York State's nicest historic parks. Spacious grounds and woods, formal and informal gardens, great walks any time of year, specimen trees, historic buildings and structures and handicap-accessible greenhouses which include seasonal plantings in the main room. Special activities and events happen throughout the year. The manor house is often open for visits and is well-furnished with period... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

There open rolling fields, that we used to picnic on in the 1960's. There beautiful garden plantings, seasonal blooms. The green house always has beautiful flowers or rooms of succulents , cactus . In season there is a spectacular dahlia garden. They also have open air concerts. At the main house " Coe Hall " its open for touring all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was a great place to meet a date. We walked the beautiful grounds while talking and exploring the gardens. It was very quiet, well groomed, and nice.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

One of the great assets of living on Long Island. Beautiful gardens, great greenhouse, and interesting activities. Love going there for the tree lighting before Christmas.

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Ball Ground, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The greenhouses alone make this a must-see, but the house is not to be missed. You can get an audio tour without cost (although you must leave your driver's license as security.) Much stained glass imported from Europe adds to this tudor-style mansion.

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Glen Head, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The new Sensory Garden is a wonderful addition. It allows people with disabilities to enjoy the flowers and plants.

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Carle Place, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Planting Fields Arboretum is a beautifully manicured a state that is open to the public. For a nominal parking fee you can walk through the gardens, greenhouses, walking trails and beautiful open fields. The walking trails are clear and trail maps are readily available. There are sections of the 400 acre estate that are so remote you can't even hear... More 

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