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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, which includes the Coe Hall Historic House Museum, is an arboretum and state park covering over 400 acres (160 ha) located in the village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, New York.To find out how to plan a trip to Oyster Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.
Near the end of America's Gilded Age, the estate named Planting Fields was the home of William Robertson Coe, an insurance and railroad executive, and his wife Mary "Mai" Huttleston (née Rogers) Coe, the youngest daughter of millionaire industrialist Henry H. Rogers, who had been a principal of Standard Oil. It includes the 67-room Coe Hall, greenhouses, gardens, woodland paths, and outstanding plant collections. Its grounds were designed by Guy Lowell, A. R. Sargent, the Olmsted Brothers, and others. Planting Fields also features an herbarium of over 10,000 pressed specimens.
The name "Planting Fields" comes from the Matinecock Indians who cultivated the rich soil in the clearings high above Long Island Sound.
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park reviews
The Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park is unquestionably a beautiful and captivating attraction to tour and sightsee!!! During our visit, my wife and I were deeply mesmerized by the... more »
Recently found out about this place and decided to visit. I arrived there on a nice Friday morning at about 10 AM and the place was practically empty. Due to COVID, many of the attractions are closed.... more »
Simply beautiful garden for only $8 per car. No need to go to over pricey and crowded botanical gardens in NYC anymore. It is easily accessible by long island expressway. It is extremely peaceful inside planting fields Arboretum. You won't find constantly staff walking behind you. You will have freedom to enjoy everything in respectful fashion. No picnic allowed and please keep gardens clean. I would definitely go to planting fields again. This place is awesome for wedding pictures.
Very nice. The grounds are very well kept. Must be even better during the season when more plants are blooming. Signage could be better to indicate which way to the different gardens and buildings. Loved it. Would go back.
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