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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  • This is a great place for all. Our friends took us here on a day they were closed but it didn't matter; we could still walk through beautiful greenhouses and the grounds including a beautiful poinsett...  more »
  • This is my second year going to Planting Fields Arboretum during the Christmas season and it certainly didn’t disappoint! I highly recommend this place to anyone. It is so quiet and breathtakingly bea...  more »
  • Grounds look beautiful & house is beautiful, would love to go during the day. This is a review of the haunted house. Don't bother... Last about 10 minutes at the most. About two jump scares. Kids were...  more »
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  • Free beautiful display display in the main greenhouse during Christmas time of poinsettias and other various plants. The grounds are beautiful all year round. I went when it was snowing, it was like a winter wonderland. Bathrooms are outside, if you're **handicap** make note that there is a semitall threshold to get to the bathroom building as well as a rocky terrain. However it is manageable to get through with assistance if you're in a wheelchair, and definitely manageable independently if using a walker or cane.
  • No better place to visit during holiday season. Usually, Coe Hall is open the second and third weekend in December, and there are no words to describe how great it is. Musical performers are phenomenal as is Santa, best one I've seen. Must go to see and believe. Remainder of arboretum is just as great especially the greenhouses.
  • Very beautiful grounds, I have been going here all my life and it keeps getting better and better. There is a very beautiful Camila greenhouse at the right time of year. The main greenhouse has beautiful seasonal flowers. There are tours available for the Coe Mansion. The roses here are also a big attraction here.
  • I like visiting here at least once per season just to observe the changes to the various gardens. There is plenty of land to hike and explore, but in the deep of winter you may just want to visit the greenhouse to see the orchids in bloom.
  • A beautiful oasis in amazing setting. One of the many estates build during the Gold Coast era. It is tranquil almost Zen like atmosphere. Plenty to see and enjoy if you like flowers, castles and lush green hills. Take a blanket, some good food and make a picnic. We were kicking ball and nobody made a fuss about it. This is the place to recharge the batteries and forget about the urban jungle for a while. Take a breather and smell the roses or whatever you're fancy 😁

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