Summer Lovin’ Guide to Planting Fields

Are you ready for a summer of fun at Planting Fields? To help you plan your next visit, we’ve created a guide to our top five seasonal to-dos and events!

1. Pack a picnic and find your ideal al fresco dining destination
Planting Fields is filled with perfect places to enjoy a packed lunch at – there are plenty of benches to sit on too if picnicking isn’t your thing. Fan-favorite spots amongst visitors include the Blue Pool and Heather Gardens! Click here to see a map of Planting Fields.


2. Immerse yourself in the history and horticulture of the site
Coe Hall is one of Long Island’s Gold Coast homes – Learn about the socialite and philanthropist family that resided here seasonally. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the various walking tours that takes place on the grounds – new information is constantly being discovered! Schedule your tour(s) here.

3. Pass the sunscreen and put on your hiking boots 
Did you know that Planting Fields is home to approximately six miles of woodland trails? Grab some friends and go on an adventure. Don’t forget binoculars for birding! Plan your hike here.


4. Brace yourself for summer blooms
The grounds of Planting Fields are constantly sequencing – new blooms are literally popping open everyday! Dahlias, hydrangeas, and roses are just the tip of the proverbial floral iceberg at Planting Fields.

5. Start their love of nature, science, and history early 
Planting Fields Foundation hosts programs for children all year round! Adults – don’t worry, workshops, experiences and more are available for you too! See all upcoming events here!


To download a printable version of the 2024 Summer Lovin’ Guide to Planting Fields, click here! 

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