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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Oyster Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our son and his bride took their wedding pictures there 3rd week of May! Spectacular ! The trees and flowers were in full bloom. My husband followed the professional photographer around and go great pictures! Need to pay a fee and get a permit before the event but very easy to do.

Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of our very favorite places to take a long walk and get back in touch with our plush surroundings. We have so many fond memories over the course of our years on LI which involve Planting Fields. From being a child and taking "nature studies" courses here to being a young family and playing and picnicking on the fields with our 3 children to now being older adults and enjoying long walks among nature.

Thank Ellesor826
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

During the train expo in Oyster Bay, we decided to check out the Planting Fields Arboretum. Ok, here's the skinny on the estate. It was built in 1904 and then bought by the Coe family as a spring home in 1913 for $750,000. The Coe family was part owner of the Virginian Railway, hence the train expo. The grounds are simply spectacular- even in the off season, they are a sight to behold. The rolling lawns and the too-many-to-list gardens are beautiful and we can't wait to see them again in May/June/July. The train expo is in the Manor house away from the Coe Mansion. In it you'll find among other things: A working "O" gauge train set, Many artifacts from the virginian railroad, story-boards that tell the story of the railroad, and at least on the weekend there were videos and a storyteller with a guitarist.
The greenhouses are open from 10-4pm and contain beautiful flowers and plants from around the world. Camellias, hydrangeas, Cacti, and orchids of many varieties, and bromeliads of many colors and kinds adorn the greenhouses from bottom to top.
Stroll the grounds, take in the views, pack a picnic lunch, and look for a quiet and romantic spot to get away for a little respite from the busy world without. Parking is $8.00 for a car, so pack them in and enjoy the day.

1  Thank Royman32
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

Beautiful grounds, magnificent gardens. Must see the greenhouses and the Camellia House. The exhibit on the Railroad just opened and it is a fascinating look into the North Shore in the 20s

2  Thank Whipple9
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Whether walking, enjoying the grounds, basking in the greenhouse delights - this Long Island treasure is not to be missed. Open year round & there is something either happening/blossoming/blooming so there's something to see whenever you visit. As a photographer, you'll want to return over & over. As a lover of all things peaceful, you don't want to miss perusing the grounds either.

Thank jm g
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