Nassau
Helping Parents Make Better Decisions
Family Calendar - Search for Kids' Activities in Your Area

Camellia Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum

Camellia Festival

  • Mar. 01, 2020, 11am-4pm
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • Admission is free; $10 admission to Coe Hall; free for members and children younger than 12

Join the Planting Fields Arboretum for the Camellia Festival. Activities will take place inside the Camellia House as well as in Coe Hall. Built in 1917 by architects Guy Lowell and Andrew Sargent and expanded in 1922 by the Olmsted Brothers, the Camellia House contains the largest collections of camellias under a single roof in the northeast, with a peak blooming season from late January to early March. The Quatrain Barbershop Quartet will perform live in the Camellia House throughout the day as visitors stroll through the stunning collection of over 200 camellia shrubs and trees. Guided tours will be offered at 1:00 and 3:00 PM. Entrance to the Park, Camellia House, Main Greenhouse and Hay Barn is FREE. In Coe Hall, visitors are invited to join a Tea Talk & Tasting at 12:00 PM, hosted by Ron and Pam Phipps. The talk will begin with a short introduction to the most famous member of the Camellia genus, Camellia sinensis, and continue with an overview of the botanical history of tea, its diversity and charm, its role in the world and American history, as well its ecological significance and health benefits. Kids can enjoy crafts in Coe Hall and a magic show with Robert Austin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 PM. Seating for each show is first come, first serve.

About Planting Fields Arboretum

1395 Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY

516-922-8678

  • 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

  • Facebook | Instagram | Twitter