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Mansions, Gardens & Arboretums

Mansions, Gardens & Arboretums

2 Days

The Gold Coast Gatsby Mansions and their gardens attribute a lot to Long Island’s culture. Especially in the Spring & the Summer, the gardens across the island’s most famous mansion estates are blooming and ready for visitors to enjoy their beautiful aesthetic. As you tour through the gardens, get inspired and stop at some of the many well-known garden centers to bring your own beautiful estate-garden ideas home!


Day 1

Insider Tip

As you drive from Sands Point to Old Westbury and start thinking about how you want to make your own spring garden at home, check out Hick’s Nursery. Their garden & plant center in Westbury serves many North Shore properties that you see when you visit the area, so check them out to bring all the right garden ideas home.

Dining Tip

Getting hungry along the way? Be sure to stop into Planting Field’s café, visitor center & gift shop in what used to be the old stables for a quick bite or even afternoon high tea!

Insider Tip

Love what you saw when you explored Planting Field’s greenhouses? Check out one of the best local garden centers, Heritage Farm & Garden in East Norwich, when you leave. You can even participate in one of their workshops to learn all the best ways to curate your own greenhouse plants!

Dining Tip

End the day with dinner or drinks al fresco at the Mansion’s outdoor patio in the nice weather right next to the beautiful outdoor pool & garden landscape.


Day 2

Insider Tip

Feeling inspired by the Vanderbilt’s courtyard flower scheme? Visit Decker’s Nursery in Greenlawn to make your own villa-inspired garden dreams come alive! Decker’s is a full service garden center & florist that will provide you with the best educational resources to get your planting started.

Insider Tip

As you head between sites, don’t forget to stop into the Huntington downtown for the best deals today from our Downtown Deals Travel Pass!

Dining Tip

Enjoy a night cap or a fancy dinner at Oheka Castle’s on-site restaurant, OHK Bar & Restaurant. Dine in the elegant dining room or outside in the opulent courtyard for authentic European ambiance in one of Long Island’s finest mansions.

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