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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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... stretch out your value with an Empire Passport from NYS and visit any state park or historic site. You can also join the "friends of" for this place and get a passport if you... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

... stretch out your value with an Empire Passport from NYS and visit any state park or historic site. You can also join the "friends of" for this place and get a passport if you wish to support Planting Fields directly. Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family (including a toddler and newborn) spent a few hours at Planting Fields last weekend and had a lovely summer afternoon. We went during their Summer Festival weekend and was a perfect family activity catering to kids and adults. Planting Fields has a number of events/concerts on their calendar. I would recommend going to Planting Fields during an event... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful and great for photoschoots. There really great places to have a picnic walk with ur loved one or take the id's. Look at the greenery and flowers and just relax in this beautifully groomed aboretum

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a picnic here. Found a great spot away from the crowds on the lawn. She enjoyed all the flowers I loved the architecture inside and outside the mansion. If your here visiting Long Island I suggest this, and the Westbury Gardens. Both are unique in their own ways and are great to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there were many people at the park, it was a peaceful and relaxing experience. The plants were gorgeous. The buildings were also stunning, especially Coe Hall.

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Sayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to Oyster Bay many times over the past few months, however due to the weather or time constraints were unable to visit Planting Fields...this was a mistake that we finally rectified. We came here to see a evening outdoor concert and were fortunate to also stroll the grounds. Its hard to describe fragrances and the gardens without you... More 

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Middle Village, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I recently became dependent on a wheelchair and I am learning the 'ropes' so to speak in using it. The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained. We visited there on a Sunday afternoon and the crowds were minimal. This is such a gem of a facility and so close to NYC but yet I had never heard of it until... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The Planting Fields are of course gorgeous, and the guided tour at Coe Hall was very good and informative.

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Glen Cove, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Coe Hall is beautiful. Walk around and imagine the life people led here. The tours are informative, the grounds are immaculate. Enjoy the beauty. Visit the greenhouse. They have beautiful plants all year. Watch for special festivals. I did not like the Asian New Year Festival as the people were rude and they had no respect for the history of... More 

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Glen Cove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A vist to the Planting Fields brings you in touch with the opulance of a bygone era as well as enjoying hours of wondering through beautiful path and majestic gardens. Any time of year will bring will bring wonderful experiences with nature

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