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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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Address
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Latitude 40.867947
Longitude -73.552826

New!  Planting Fields Arboretum voted a Best Public Garden by readers of the Long Island Press! Read more here.

Visit the former Gold Coast estate of the W.R. Coe family. This National Register property has over 400 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woodlands, and nature walks. The Camellia Greenhouse displays the largest collection of camellias in the northeast, and the Main Greenhouse has extensive collections of hibiscus, orchids, succulents, and seasonal displays.

Coe Hall is the Tudor Revival residence of the Coe family and is open for guided tours from April to September. Guests sample the formal lifestyle of the 1920s and see stunning craftsmanship and impressive collections of furnishings, paintings, stained glass, and decorative arts. In addition to the mansion, visitors will experience a wide variety of gardens, specimen plantings, and charming outbuildings that make Planting Fields truly unique.

The Coes used the talents of the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts, to create an English park setting. Guided tours of the grounds are available and the park welcomes group tours. A wide variety of special events and courses are offered year-round. Mountain bikes are not permitted on park trails.

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT COE HALL: Great Ocean Liners: 1900-1940 Saturday, April 2, 2016 until Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM. See Collections/Exhibits Tab for more detail.

*See this document for information on the Long Island Region's 2013 Black History Month programs.

Hours of Operation

  • Coe Hall is open daily, except holidays, for guided tours March 28 through October 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Weekends only in October)
    Admission:
    $5.00 adults
    $3.50 NYS seniors and students with I.D.
    $1.00 children (7-12)
  • The park is open year-round 9 am-5 pm. Closed Christmas.
    Greenhouses close at 4 p.m.

Fees & Rates

Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.

  • Historic Coe Hall
  • $6.50 per person
    $5 Senior Citizen/College Students with ID
    $3.50 Upstairs/downstairs tour
    Children (7-12 yrs.) free

    Self-Guided Tours:
    12 and older: $3.50
    Children (7-12): Free
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Busses (By permit only)$35
    Commercial Busses $75

    The parking fee is charged from 9am-5 pm weekends only from April 4 through May 1st, daily from May 2nd through Labor Day (Sept. 5), and weekends only from Sept. 10 through November 13, 2016.

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT COE HALL: Great Ocean Liners: 1900-1940

Saturday, April 2, 2016 until Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park (Long Island) Open daily at Coe Hall- $5 Admission

This exhibition conveys how luxury liners became symbols of modernity and national pride, through their craft and evolution in First-Class experience. Due to the dangers and conditions at sea, the business of marine insurance was developed by way of Johnson and Higgins, the firm that Mr. Coe worked for most of his life. Mr. Coe made extraordinary contributions to marine insurance and he experienced luxury liners from both a business and leisure perspective. This exhibition explores the golden age of sea travel and the Coe's experiences on some of the most significant ocean liners in maritime history.

Fri 02 Sep
Family Fun Night at Coe Hall with Strummin’ & Drummin’
Friday, September 2, 2016 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Coe Hall for a night of family fun. Bring glow sticks for after dark fun! COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. No reservations required for more information please contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org
Sat 03 Sep
Concert in the Park – TONY KELLY & the REAL DEA
Saturday, September 3, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

FREE / No Parking Fee / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great, country music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall! Tony Kelly and The Real Deal play an exciting blend of classic country, 1950's rock and rockabilly. Their high energy show and polished vocals have made them a club favorite throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Coe Hall is closed during the concert. COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. For more information contact Jennifer Lavella at jlavella@plantingfields.org

Sat 10 Sep
Summer Theater in the Park – A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
Saturday, September 10, 2016 06:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

FREE admission / No Parking Fee / Rain or Shine at the Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields.

Broadway’s greatest musical farce is light, fast-paced, witty, and is one of the funniest musicals ever written! The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a showgirl or two. The hit score includes Comedy Tonight, Love I hear, and the hilarious; Everybody Ought to Have a Maid! COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. For more information contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org

Fri 09 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 9, 2016 06:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

Planting Fields Arboretum Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities of the celebration commence with the lighting of the holiday tree by Santa. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall's exquisite interior and enjoy hot cider and view the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse.

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services (Accessible)
  • Gardens
  • Gift Shop (Accessible)
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
  • Self Guided Tours
    • Activities
    • Group Tours
    • Guided Tours
    • Hiking
    • Historic House