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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 Thursday to Sunday
    Main Greenhouse: 11am - 2pm
    Camellia Greenhouse: closed for the season, will reopen in the winter. 

  • Coe Hall is open Wednesday 10AM - 2PM Thursday to Sunday 9Am - 5PM  closed Holidays. 

    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 weekends from April 3rd to April 30th weekends and holidays only, May 1st to Labor Day daily and Sept. 7th to Nov. 21st weekends and holidays only.

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Sun 02 May
I Love My Park Day
Sunday, May 2, 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

Meeting Location: Main Parking Lots Special instructions: Main lot and staff will greet you and provide you with instructions

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM
Adults 18 and over only

Project: Remove invasive species on existing plant collections; there are vines and invasive shrubs choking out existing desirable plant material and the group will remove these plants to rescue these desired plants Location: Northern areas of the arboretum on the main lawn Bring garden gloves. Additional tools: we will provide tools

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Gift Shop (Accessible)
  • Hiking
  • Tours
  • Visitor Center (Accessible)