Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay

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#4 of 61 in Parks in Long Island
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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  • August 14, 2017
    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 histo...  more »
  • July 27, 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 hist...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Gorgeous in July! Very nice walking trails. Variety of plants & wildlife - saw some very large turtles along the pond  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    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 .
  • July 11, 2017
    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.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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!
  • June 14, 2017
    Cannot believe it took me 46 Years to go. Had a great time with my wife and kids. Cannot wait to go back.

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