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Camellia Festival At Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Planting Fields Foundation are pleased to co-present the Camellia Festival at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, NY taking place on Saturday, February 17th and Sunday, February 18th, 2024 from10am-4pm.

The Historic Camellia Greenhouse will be in full splendor featuring hundreds of camellia trees in bloom. The camellia collection features both historic and modern plants native to Japan, Korea and China, displaying a wide variety of spectacular flowers ranging from red, pink, white, bicolor and even yellow! Guests will be treated to light music and tours of the greenhouse.

In addition, special family events including tea tastings, crafts, educational programming and self-guided tours will be available at Coe Hall.

-Parking and admission to the Camellia Greenhouse is FREE

-Admission to the Festivities at Coe Hall is $15 general admission/$10 for seniors and Children ages 3 and under are FREE.

For more information on the Camellia Festival, please call Planting Fields Arboretum at 516-922-8600 or visit

Directions: Planting Fields Arboretum is in Oyster Bay and can be reached via the Long Island Expressway, Exit 41 North (Route 106) to Route 25A West. Follow the signs to the park.

Planting Fields Foundation preserves and interprets Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park as the premier public garden and Gold Coast estate for today and tomorrow while creating enriching experiences for the visiting public. Founded in 1952 by William R. Coe, the Foundation is a not-for-profit public educational foundation chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and tax exempt under the status for a 501C3 organization.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which saw a record 79.5 million visits in 2022. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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