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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

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 Wednesday to Monday (closed on Tuesdays)
    Main Greenhouse: 10am - 4pm
    Camellia Greenhouse: 10am - 4pm

  • Coe Hall is open 10am - 2pm Wednesday, 9am - 5pm Thursday to Sunday for guided tours.  Coe Hall will be closed December 8th, 2023. 
    Adults: $10
    Seniors (62 and older): $9
    Youth 7-17: $5
    Members and Children under 6 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
  • Guided and Self-Guided Tours: $10.00
    Children 6 and under: Free
    Youth ages 7-17: $5
    Seniors (62 and older): $9

    **Closed December 8th, 2023
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Busses (By permit only)$35
    Commercial Busses $75

    The Parking fee is charged from 9am-5pm weekends and holidays only from April 4th to April 28th, daily from May 4st to Labor Day and weekends and holidays only from Sept. 7th to Nov. 17th.


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Sat 08 Jun
Planting Pride: Rocking the Rainbow
Saturday, June 8, 2024 05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Join us for an exclusive after-hours experience celebrating diversity and the LGBTQ+ community at Planting Fields! This evening event will feature music from renowned musician Jill Sobule, the dynamic all-female rock group, Antigone Rising, an exciting panel discussion, and an opportunity to explore the rich history of Planting Fields!Activities start at 5pm with self-guided tours of the Historic Tea House and Coe Hall, featuring the newly expanded exhibition Decisive Moments at Planting Fields: The Photography of Mattie Edwards Hewitt and Frances Benjamin Johnston. Hewitt and Johnston, who photographed Planting Fields in the 1920s, were pioneering women–thought to be gay–that dominated and ultimately defined the fields of landscape and architecture photography. At 6pm a panel discussion on the role and impact of places like Planting Fields for the LGBTQ+ community will take place. Following the discussion, a celebratory concert will take place beginning with renowned musician Jill Sobule at 6:30pm and the dynamic all-female rock group, Antigone Rising at 7:30pm! Bring your chair or blanket, sit back, and enjoy an evening of exceptional music and community celebration against the stunning backdrop of Planting Fields. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience! Register here.

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Amenities Information

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