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CANCELED Arbor Day Family Festival

  • Apr. 25, 2020 through Apr. 26, 2020, 11am-4pm
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; free for members

Since 1987, Planting Fields has commemorated national Arbor Day with a weekend of family-friendly activities to celebrate the importance of trees and educate on tree care and conservation.  The Festival is a collaborative effort between Planting Fields Foundation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Activities will include: Tree planting ceremonies with Smokey Bear, Live music with Peat Moss & the Fertilizers and Johnny Herbert, Tree seedling giveaways provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – plant a tree of your own at home! Tree climbing for children with safety harness, supervised by trained professionals from Wonderland Tree Care, Inc., Children’s scavenger hunt, Face painting, Crafts, watercolors and book readings, Guided garden tours at historic Coe Hall and Long Island Railway Garden Train Display.

About Planting Fields Arboretum

1395 Planting Fields Road

Oyster Bay, NY


  • 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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