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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Copyright: - New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Description - Coe Hall is the Tudor Revival residence of the Coe family and is open for guided tours. Guests sample the formal lifestyle of the 1920's 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.

Attractions - 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 Coes used the talents of the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts, to create an English park setting. Two greenhouses have extensive collections of camellias, hibiscus, orchids and more. The gorgeous Tudor Revival residence has an exquisite interior with stained glass, decorative arts, paintings and more.

Recreation - Visitors to the Planting Fields Arboretum are in for a special treat. The gardens and home are absolutely stunning. Guided tours offer a look at the formal 1920's lifestyle along with views of the fabulously manicured gardens. The park is open year-round 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except Christmas. The greenhouses close at 4:00 p.m. Admission May 1-Labor Day is $4 per car, September-May is $4 per car on weekends and holidays only. Coe Hall is open daily (except holidays) for guided tours April 1 thru September from noon to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per adult, $3.50 for NYS seniors and $2.00 for children. Picnicking is also permitted on the grounds. A gift shop and museum are also available.

Climate - The Arboretum area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 72 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. Typically Long Island has more than 200 days of frost-free growing season.

Location - Located in Oyster Bay, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park may be accessed from Planting Fields Road.


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Contact Information:
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, P.O. Box 58 , Oyster Bay, NY, 11771, Phone: 516-922-7604, Fax: 516-922-7603

Additional Information:
Long Island Travel Region - Millions of annual visitors find Long Island to be a recreation haven, particularly along the southern coast. Extending 118 miles, this urban stretch of land offers everything from historical sights to mammal observations.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Links:
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation - Official agency Website

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