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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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Address: Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone Number: +1 516-922-8600
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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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What a treasure, I visited here over the summer and was stunned. The greenhouses are set up beautifully and are well labeled and maintained. The plants are incredible and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tloc1986
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a treasure, I visited here over the summer and was stunned. The greenhouses are set up beautifully and are well labeled and maintained. The plants are incredible and you can really get some great shots with your camera. The grounds, designed by the Olmsteads (Central Park fame) are quite breathtaking, especially outside of Coe Hall. There were hundreds of... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful old building and immaculate landscaping, how could you not enjoy an afternoon.!! Love this place so much had wedding pics here. Come back for seasonal music, you wont be disappointed

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Took the whole family (teenage kids and the Mrs) and this place is gorgeous. Flower gardens, fountains, gazebos, lawns, greenhouses. Lots of gorgeous nature to stroll through and talk to the kids about. Reviewers noted the lack of signage, which does make for nice wandering around. maps are distributed for free, but aren't all that great. Go with lots of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visit the beautiful arboratum every season. During fall, the dalia garden is in full bloom and some of the roses along the rose path are still as beautiful as they were in the summer. Every path will lead you to another amazement of the nature's beauty. The green houses are also greatly maintained whenever we visit. The garden is... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Well visiting my sister on Long Island, we decided to go here. Although they gave us a map in the visitors center, it was confusing. When we actually tried to find her way around, we found the lack of signage frustrating. We couldn't find some of the gardens that were on the map. The thing we enjoyed the most were... More 

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Sea Cliff, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Bailey's is really a hidden gem. A great place for an easy walk in the woods, and it welcomes your leashed dog. There is an area run by the volunteer group Friends of Wildlife that features some interesting rescues - usually including owls and birds of prey. There is also a lovely home for rent that is great for luncheons,... More 

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Bayville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Planting Fields gives you an amazing horticultural experience in a classic Gold Coast Mansion Setting. You will feel like a Dodge as you walk the extensive grounds and spectacular gardens.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lots of trails to explore and fields to run in and the child friendly areas were a huge hit.. Will definitely return

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

While trying to visit some of the "Gold Coast Mansions," and striking out because we did not have reservations, we came across the Planting Fields Arboretum and the Coe Mansion. We were pleasantly surprised! We had a great tour of the mansion, and spent some time wandering around the grounds, including the "Sensory Garden," the "Dahlia Garden," the "Camellia Greenhouse,"... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a brief stop here to see the house and gardens and enjoy a glass of wine. A wedding was in process so we did not see all of the house, but had a glass of wine in the outdoor bar/courtyard. Gorgeous grounds and the restoration of the house is awesome. Wish we had more time to spend on... More 

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