From Gatsby-style gardens to fields of lavender, Long Island offers an abundance of lush destinations perfect for nature lovers. Stroll through one of our many arboretums or picnics on elegant grounds for a moment of serenity this year.
Old Westbury Gardens
The park-like grounds, allées of mature trees, sweeping lawns, formal gardens, ponds and lakes that the Phipps family called home for many years are open to visitors seasonally to enjoy.
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Lavender by the Bay
Family run for over 15 years, the farm features 20 varieties of English and French lavender yielding over 80,000 plants for cultivation. Seasonal offerings include freshly cut bunches, lavender plants and lavender honey made on-property at the farm’s apiary.
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Planting Fields Arboretum
This former Gold Coast Tudor-style estate of the W.R. Coe family boasts over 400 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, woodlands, and nature walks. Open to the public year-round, guided group and individual tours are available by request.
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Sands Point Preserve
Featuring swaths of mature trees and landscaped gardens, the estate is also home to a majestic rose garden with over 1,500 red rose bushes. Six marked hiking trails weave through more than 200 acres with vistas that include freshwater ponds and the estate’s seaside bluff.
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Founded by Jack Lenor Larson in 1975, the estate encompasses nearly 16 acres of East Hampton Township’s great Northwest Woods. Art-focused landscapes demonstrate the planting potential in this climate featuring a wide variety of natural and cultivated species.
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Additional garden’s open to the public include: Bailey Arboretum, Clark Botanic Garden, Hofstra Grounds and Arboretum, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Bridge Gardens, Madoo Conservancy.