Sensory Garden Opens at Planting Fields
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The garden will engage people of all abilities. "Its stunning design is a welcome addition to Planting Fields," said New York Senator Carl Marcellino. "The sounds, sights, textures, scents, and tastes will stir visitor’s imaginations and will be a destination for the entire community."
Planting Fields Arboretum State Park is the former Gold Coast estate of the W.R. Coe family, and includes Coe Hall, the family’s Tudor Revival residence. This National Register property includes more than 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.
The new garden and entrance pavilion are part of Governor Cuomo's NY Parks 2020 program, a multi-year commitment to leverage $900 million in private and public funding for State Parks from 2011 to 2020.
Main photo: Planting Fields held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new additions on July 9.
Courtesy Long Island State Parks