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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

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.

Hours of Operation

  • Greenhouses open year round from 10am – 4pm , closed Christmas day.

  • Coe Hall is open daily, except holidays, for guided tours March 31 through September 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Weekends only in October)
    Admission:
    $5.00 adults
    Members and Children are free

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 easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and 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. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Historic Coe Hall
  • Self-Guided Tours: $5.00
    Members and Children under 12: Free
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Busses (By permit only)$35
    Commercial Busses $75

    The Parking fee is charged from 9am-5pm weekdays from April 7th – May 27th , daily from May 28th thru Labor Day, September 3rd rd and weekends only form Sept. 8th thru November 18th.
Sun 08 Jul
Summer Garden Festival
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

This summer garden festival features live music, kids crafts, trackless train, face painting, self-guided visits of Coe Hall and more.

$20 per vehicle / all activities are included with parking fee

Registration: Required
Sun 07 Oct
Fall Family Festival
Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music, jumbo garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, face painting, watercolor demonstrations and Halloween bounce house, dahlia garden open and Coe Hall Open. Contact Jennifer Lavella (516) 922-8678 or jlavella@plantingfields.org for more information.

Fri 07 Dec
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Friday, December 7, 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-9200

The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park will be celebrating its fourteenth annual Holiday Tree Lighting this year. Carolers kick off the festivities singing on the south side of the Camelia Greenhouse, then Santa Claus arrives to light the holiday tree. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall's exquisite interior and enjoy the view of the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse and meet Santa in the Hay Barn or enjoy refreshments in the café.

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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