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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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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.

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)
    $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

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • 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.

Sat 29 Apr
Arbor Day Family Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2017 until Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

This family-oriented festival is co-sponsored by the Planting Fields Foundation and NYS Parks and Recreation. This festival is designed to educate and raise awareness about how we can help protect and save our environment. There are many fun-filled and exciting activities scheduled for all ages to enjoy such as face painting, a petting zoo, caricaturists, and much more!

More information:
Fee per Vehicle: $20.00

Sat 06 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 6, 2017 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

Project/Event Description: Remove invasive plants from parking lot area and spread mulch

Meeting Location: Main Parking Lots. Adults 18 and over only


Registration: Required
Fri 08 Dec
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 8, 2017 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

Planting Fields Arboretum will host its 13th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities of this celebration commence with the lighting of the holiday tree by Santa. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall's exquisite interior 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