A Place of Discovery & Enchantment for all ages
Originally a 1920s Gold Coast estate, Planting Fields was designed as a weekend home for William Robertson Coe and his wife, Mai Rogers Coe, a Standard Oil heiress. In 1949, Mr. Coe deeded his property to the State of New York with the intention that it be used for horticultural education. Planting Fields has a rich history of possessing some of the greatest horticultural treasures on Long Island. Visitors can explore acres of historic landscape and plantings, including exotic specimen trees from all over the world, in a lush setting. Rolling lawns and natural woodlands are some of the beautiful features found throughout this 409 acre estate. These places and many more can be explored with the help of Environmental Educators when you call and reserve a date to come and visit with us for a tour.
Our Educational Field Trips
What better place for children to experience hands-on learning than at Planting Fields Arboretum? The Education Department of Planting Fields Foundation, in cooperation with teacher input, is working to provide the best possible experiential education programs for our visiting school groups. For a small fee, $7 per student, up to two classes per session (four sessions in total) can visit with our experienced, Red Cross Certified, Environmental Educators for a hands-on, information packed hour and thirty minute program during the Fall (middle of September – November) and the Spring (last two weeks of April – June). All information presented during the trips support school curricula and consist of games and activities that entice students to participate and have fun while they are learning.