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December 08, 2017
Planting Fields Arboretum
Everyone is invited to experience Planting Fields Arboretum in all its winter splendor. The Arboretum gates will open at 5:30 pm. At 6pm sharp, the magnificent thirty-five foot Japanese Umbrella Pine on the south side of the Camelia Greenhouse will be lit by Santa while the Twin Shores Chorus sings holiday carols. Afterwards, you can visit with Santa in the Hay Barn until 7:30 pm. From 6 pm to 8pm you can tour Coe Hall and view the exquisite holiday decorations. The Main Greenhouse will be open so you can see the spectacular poinsettia displays featuring seven varieties of poinsettias. Also, don’t forget to stop by Coffeed Inc. and enjoy some holiday refreshments.
Address: 1395 Planting Fields Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Standard hours: 9am-5pm Wheelchair accessible: Yes Stroller parking: Yes Stroller check: No Bring food: Yes Buy food: Yes Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes Changing tables in the men's room(s): Yes Family bathroom: No
Planting Fields, the former estate of insurance magnate William Robertson Coe Standard Oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe and is one of the few remaining Gold Coast estates on Long Island’s North Shore that retains its original 409 acres as well as its historic buildings and landscape. Rolling lawns, formal gardens, hiking trails and specimen plantings, as well as the Camellia Greenhouse and the Main Greenhouse, with its unique seasonal displays, are a treat for visitors year round.
Coe Hall contains many original pieces and furnishings once belonging to the Coe family, including the restored Louis XVI Reception Room. The mostly Elizabethan style interior of the Tudor Revival mansion is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship in its wood and stone carvings, ironwork, 13th – 19th century stained glass windows and original commissioned murals by American artists Robert H. Chanler and Everett Shinn.
Parking: Paid Play area: No Party room: Yes
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