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Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

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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.

*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 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    $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 April 26th, daily from April 27th through Labor Day (Sept. 7), and weekends only from Sept. 12 through November 15, 2014.
Sat 02 Apr
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
(516) 922-9200

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 06 May
Great Ocean Liners Exhibition Program: Paint & Wine Night at Coe Hall (provided by Paint the Town)
Friday, May 6, 2016 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8678

$50 Non-Members / $40 Members
Join us for a fun and creative evening at Coe Hall to celebrate our new exhibition, Great Ocean Liners 1900-1940. Enjoy wine, light snacks and paint a nautical scene under the stars in the beautiful Cloister Garden at a historic Gold Coast mansion. All supplies are included.
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-860

Come join us at Planting Fields Arboretum in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project: Garden and trails clean up to include mulching and weeding.

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Vincent Simeone for more information:

Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
Concert in the Park – THE CLUSTERS DOO-WOP GROUP
Saturday, May 7, 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

Bring a chair, blanket, and an outdoor picnic to enjoy great doo-wop music and the beauty at Planting Fields and exterior of Coe Hall! The Clusters' intensely contagious melodies will keep you singing and dancing to doo-wop all night long. COFFEED INC, park caterer, will be selling snacks, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Coe Hall is closed during the concert. Restrooms are available at the Main Greenhouse.

Sat 14 May
Into the Garden: Plein Air Painting with Annie Shaver-Crandell
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
(516) 922-8688

Free with $8 Parking Fee

Please meet at the end of the West Parking lot by the Main Greenhouse.

Come be inspired by the gardens and landscapes at Planting Fields and paint with Annie Shaver-Crandell, member of the Salmagundi Club in New York. Materials are artist’s choice (oil, acrylic, or watercolor) and space is limited to 20 participants. Bring a bag lunch or purchase snacks at the café. A list of suggested materials will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.

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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