Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay

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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, which includes the Coe Hall Historic House Museum, is an arboretum and state park covering over located in the village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, New York.Near the end of America's Gilded Age, the estate named Planting Fields was the home of William Robertson Coe, an insurance and railroad executive, and his wife Mary "Mai" Huttleston (née Rogers) Coe, the youngest daughter of millionaire industrialist Henry H. Rogers, who had been a principal of Standard Oil. It includes the 67-room Coe Hall, greenhouses, gardens, woodland paths, and outstanding plant collections. Its grounds were designed by Guy Lowell, A. R. Sargent, the Olmsted Brothers, and others. Planting Fields also features an herbarium of over 10,000 pressed specimens.The name "Planting Fields" comes from the Matinecock Indians who cultivated the rich soil in the clearings high above Long Island Sound.
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  • 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...  more »
  • A MUST SEE if you are in this area! Enjoyed every moment of the mansion tour and the grounds! Well worth the money and so much beauty to see. The docents had so much wonderful information to share, it...  more »
  • I never knew about this place until my daughter and son in law took us here for our anniversary. The week before we visited Longwood Gardens, and to tell you the truth, the gardens here are on par wit...  more »
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  • Such a peaceful place. Beautiful grounds. Went inside Coe hall. Yvonne gave us the tour of the mansion. She was spectacular. She made the whole experience so interesting. Admission to the mansion is 5 bucks. Will definitely come back .
  • Wonderful place to spend a day strolling about the grounds. Everywhere you look is another one of natures treasures. I'm glad I finally took the time to see Coe Hall and learn of it's stories. We were entertained by a lovely string quartet.
  • All year long a good place to get out and see plants etc. Greenhouses have seasonal changes.... must see. They have classical concerts and stuff for kids all the time. Good coffee and baked goods. Lots of photo ops.
  • great beautiful greenhouse. Beautiful ferns and the camelia collection is incredible. Don't miss the Camelia blooms when in season. The historic home is incredible!
  • Cannot believe it took me 46 Years to go. Had a great time with my wife and kids. Cannot wait to go back.