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Hofstra Arboretum

129 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 516-463-6623

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(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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Type: Botanic garden Price:

Free; donations accepted

Description:

Spread across the 238-acre campus, with a pinetum and a greenway. Specialized gardens include a sensory garden for disabled visitors with plants at wheelchair level and a water element for sound; the New American Garden on the north campus features easy-care perennials and ornamental grasses which are labeled. Guided map available. Gothic labyrinth made from 40 feet of circular granite with parterre and knot garden; take a self-guided tour. Call to arrange tours. Annual Dutch Festival, second Sat. in May.

Hours:

Dawn-dusk, daily.

Season:

All year.

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