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Long Island arboretums

A couple strolls past the Carriage House on

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Although many arboretums boast flower gardens during spring and summer, those are incidental to their raison d'etre. By definition, an arboretum is a collection of trees, shrubs and woody plants cultivated for scientific and educational purposes. And the best part is that trees and shrubs are beautiful all year long.

Here are five local arboretums that are open year-round. -- Jessica Damiano

Take a photo tour of LI's arboretums

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