Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

1395 Planting Fields Rd. Oyster Bay, NY 516-922-9200

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Fees: Parking $8 a car weekends Apr. 2-Apr. 24; daily Apr. 25-Labor Day; Sept. 10-Nov. 13 weekends. Coe Hall Mansions tours and special exhibits: $5, free younger than 12.


409 acres; 4.5 miles of nature trails and 150 acres of landscaped plantings, including rhododendron and azalea displays.

There's a synoptic garden, a rose garden, a main greenhouse with exotic plants year-round, a camellia greenhouse and a gift shop.

Coe Hall mansion self-guided tours are conducted 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Arboretum 9 a.m.-5 p.m., main greenhouse 10 a.m.-4 p.m., camellia greenhouse (prime-time bloom in February) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Coe Hall: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily, except legal holidays from March 30-September.


Daily all year, closed Christmas Day


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