Planting Fields Arboretum & Coe Hall
PO Box 58
1395 Planting Fields Road
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 922-9200 • 922-8670 (Groups) • 922-8676 (School Groups) • Coe Hall: 922-9210

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Raynham Hall Museum
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Serving as a quiet oasis for rest and contemplation, as well as a site for educational, cultural, and horticultural activities, the more than 400 acres of Planting Fields' cultivated gardens, rolling lawns and natural woodlands provide a unique and valuable resource for its community and for visitors from New York City and other areas.

The focal point of the Arboretum is Coe Hall, a magnificent Tudor-Revival Mansion from the Gold Coast era. Its architecture reflects the style popular during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Tours are available for both individuals and groups.

Among the many special features at Planting Fields is the Hay Barn, recently converted to an air-conditioned facility with seating for up to 500 people. The Hay Barn schedules a full calendar of concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibits, crafts fairs, and special events throughout the year. Call for a calendar.

The Arboretum contains an incredible variety of indoor and outdoor plantings including magnificent trees, more than 600 different kinds of azaleas, rhododendrons and collections of many other species, as well as the unique Synoptic Garden, with more than 400 species of flowering shrubs and small trees covering more than five acres, alphabetically arranged to botanical name. The greenhouses include collections of orchids, cacti, begonias and ferns, as well as showy seasonal displays.

As a Nature Center and an educational facility, the Arboretum offers an extensive program of short courses for children and adults in spring and fall covering ecology, horticulture, and plant-related crafts. Educational exhibits are displayed in the Arboretum Center. Planting Fields also features an herbarium of over 10,000 pressed specimens for study and identification.

School Programs for ages 3 through 11 consist of special interactive tours that focus on various aspects of Plant Science. Plant Requirements and Life Cycles; Flowers; Tree Biology; and Factors Governing Tree Growth are among many different subjects that may be covered.

Hours: Grounds open daily 9am - 5pm (Greenhouse 10am - 4pm). Closed Christmas Day. Self-Guided Tours of Coe Hall offered April thru September from 11:30am - 3:30pm. Also on October weekends.Call to confirm.
$8.00 per car from April to Labor Day 7 days a week zand on weekends only after Labor Day through October. FREE during winter season.
Coe Hall: $4.00/person
Prices subject to change.
Special Events: call for pricing information.
School Field Trips: $7.00 per student, minimum of $140.00. Call for additional information such as bus parking, etc.
Group Reservations: At least 8 weeks in advance. The sooner the better. Payment for groups must be made 3 weeks in advance. Separate charges for Coe Hall.
Lunch: Call for details.
Handicapped Access: First floor is wheelchair accessible. Call for details.
Directions: I-495 (LIE) east to exit 39N. North on Glen Cove Rd. to Rt. 25A. East on 25A to Wolver Hollow Rd. (Police Station on northwest corner). Merge into Chicken Valley Rd. Turn right onto Planting Fields Rd. Arboretum on right. 1 hour from the George Washington Bridge.

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