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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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Address
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Latitude 40.867947
Longitude -73.552826

New!  Planting Fields Arboretum voted a Best Public Garden by readers of the Long Island Press! Read more here.

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 Camellia Greenhouse displays the largest collection of camellias in the northeast, and the Main Greenhouse has extensive collections of hibiscus, orchids, succulents, and seasonal displays.

Coe Hall is the Tudor Revival residence of the Coe family and is open for guided tours from April to September. Guests sample the formal lifestyle of the 1920s 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.

The Coes used the talents of the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts, to create an English park setting. Guided tours of the grounds are available and the park welcomes group tours. A wide variety of special events and courses are offered year-round. Mountain bikes are not permitted on park trails.

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT COE HALL: Great Ocean Liners: 1900-1940 Saturday, April 2, 2016 until Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM. See Collections/Exhibits Tab for more detail.

*See this document for information on the Long Island Region's 2013 Black History Month programs.

Hours of Operation

  • Coe Hall is open daily, except holidays, for guided tours March 28 through October 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Weekends only in October)
    Admission:
    $5.00 adults
    $3.50 NYS seniors and students with I.D.
    $1.00 children (7-12)
  • The park is open year-round 9 am-5 pm. Closed Christmas.
    Greenhouses close at 4 p.m.

Fees & Rates

Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.

  • Historic Coe Hall
  • $6.50 per person
    $5 Senior Citizen/College Students with ID
    $3.50 Upstairs/downstairs tour
    Children (7-12 yrs.) free

    Self-Guided Tours:
    12 and older: $3.50
    Children (7-12): Free
  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • Cars $8
    Non-Profit Busses (By permit only)$35
    Commercial Busses $75

    The parking fee is charged from 9am-5 pm weekends only from April 4 through May 1st, daily from May 2nd through Labor Day (Sept. 5), and weekends only from Sept. 10 through November 13, 2016.

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS AT COE HALL: Great Ocean Liners: 1900-1940

Saturday, April 2, 2016 until Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park (Long Island) Open daily at Coe Hall- $5 Admission

This exhibition conveys how luxury liners became symbols of modernity and national pride, through their craft and evolution in First-Class experience. Due to the dangers and conditions at sea, the business of marine insurance was developed by way of Johnson and Higgins, the firm that Mr. Coe worked for most of his life. Mr. Coe made extraordinary contributions to marine insurance and he experienced luxury liners from both a business and leisure perspective. This exhibition explores the golden age of sea travel and the Coe's experiences on some of the most significant ocean liners in maritime history.

Fri 05 Aug
Planting Fields Foundation’s 8th Annual Champagne Party! Bringin’ Motown Back!
Friday, August 5, 2016 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8682

$75.00 Members/Firefighters/Military/Police/EMS $100.00 Non-Member

Celebrate summer in the grandeur of the gardens at Coe Hall. Enjoy cocktails featuring plentiful hors d’oeuvres, savory desserts, champagne, wine, sangria and craft beer. Dance under the stars all evening to the energetic and fun Motown music provided by CITY SOUNDS ENTERTAINMENT. Join us to celebrate the summer at this fun garden soiree! For tickets or additional information please call Michelle Benes mbenes@plantingfields.org

Registration: Required
Sat 13 Aug
Concert in the Park – 3 WEST
Saturday, August 13, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

FREE // Restrooms at Main Greenhouse

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy beautiful music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall! 3 West is an acoustic duo, originally from New Jersey, and now performing out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 3 WEST performs over 200 shows a year and is one of the most booked acts in the Tri-State area. With their range of music interests, you can hear them perform their country/pop originals, acoustic renditions of some of the most current popular hits, as well as some favorites from years past. Coe Hall is closed during the concert. COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling food & drinks. For more information contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org

Sat 20 Aug
Summer Theater in the Park – YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
Saturday, August 20, 2016 06:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

FREE admission / Rain or Shine at the Hay Barn/Visitor’s Center at Planting Fields.

COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. For more information contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org

Sat 27 Aug
Concert in the Park – VIVALDI, BY THE DOLCE ENSEMBLE
Saturday, August 27, 2016 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

FREE / No Parking Fee / No reservations required / Restrooms at Main Greenhouse/ Coe Hall, West Portico

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy beautiful Vivaldi music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall! Coe Hall is closed during the concert. COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. For more information contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org

Fri 02 Sep
Family Fun Night at Coe Hall with Strummin’ & Drummin’
Friday, September 2, 2016 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

Bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Coe Hall for a night of family fun. Bring glow sticks for after dark fun! COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. No reservations required for more information please contact Jennifer Lavella jlavella@plantingfields.org

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Educational Services (Accessible)
  • Gardens
  • Gift Shop (Accessible)
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Museum/Visitors Center (Accessible)
  • Self Guided Tours
    • Activities
    • Group Tours
    • Guided Tours
    • Hiking
    • Historic House