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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Restored Gold Coast Mansion and gardens

My wife and I started our four hour tour of the gardens and mansion at their 9 AM opening. We... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Pittsgrove, New Jersey
Time travel

We just visited and had an amazing time. We debated whether to do a guided tour of the house vs an... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
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The Olmsted brothers created this 400-acre arboretum, known for its camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas.
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Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

My wife and I started our four hour tour of the gardens and mansion at their 9 AM opening. We completed our self garden tour in time for the eleven-thirty first house tour of the day. Our first garden stop was at the sensory garden...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Disneybus
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's advertised as the equal of Longwood Gardens, but not even close. Although well maintained with an attractive greenhouse, the acreage is more suited to quiet walks. The Coe Mansion was dark and not worth the cost of the additional admission. When we visited in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We just visited and had an amazing time. We debated whether to do a guided tour of the house vs an audio tour and chose the guide. Hunter, our host, had a wealth of knowledge about the home, its history and stories of the many...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I visited for our Anniversary and we had a wonderful time here. The place is very big and there are green houses and plants around every corner. The Mansion tour is incredible and the history of the family that lived there I...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous in July! Very nice walking trails. Variety of plants & wildlife - saw some very large turtles along the pond

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The entrance fee is $8 per car to get on to the grounds. There are numerous beautiful gardens and greenhouses with a wide range of flowers throughout the park.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a very nice evening in the beautiful Coe Hall. the room where the performance was held, was a bit tight. perhaps you could say cozy or intimate. all singers were great. they served wine and cheese

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Background: Have been here numerous times, it's about time I review it. Price: I believe its around $8, maybe $10. Can't recall because we have the Empire Pass (which we use). Things to See: I always start with the "alphabet garden" near the front road,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank MrsKnicki
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Relatively close to NYC in nearby Long Island this gem consists of hundreds of acres, once the private estate of Mr Coe, a tycoon in the style of the great Gatsby. Most of it is woods but enough of it is landscaped so that every...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank iant570
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The term "planting fields " comes from The Matinecock Indians who settled in Oyster Bay,Long Island. Later William and Mai Cole, planted this area with Rare Species of tree and plant collections. This place, which is 400 Acres, is considered a Botanical Miracle. I have...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Lisa S
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Maria D
26 June 2018|
Response from Jason A | Reviewed this property |
The Arboretum does not have any scooter or wheelchair rental.
20 June 2018|
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Response from NYC_photography | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a cafe, in the same building with the gift shop.
25 September 2016|
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Response from Kelly A | Reviewed this property |
Yes. $8 per car.