2022: Explore Early 20th Century Wealth at Planting Fields Arboretum

If you want to see how the wealthy lived on Long Island during the early 20th century, look no further than at Planting Fields Arboretum!

(Note: A couple of weeks ago, I visited this place with my friends, wearing our Ancient Greek costumes. This is what I’ve learned while exploring this arboretum.)

A Bit of History & Facts

  • Planting Fields Arboretum is located in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • It has about 409 acres of gardens, greenhouses, pathways, and much more greenery!
  • In the 1920s, the Olmsted Brothers landscaped this gold coast estate.
  • Many of the halls’ and mansions’ exterior and interior designs were European-inspired.
  • The admission fee is $8 per car to explore the grounds only.

Check out the Numerous Pathways

With over 400 acres of land, there are so many pathways to explore. You’ll find gardens and fountains and all sorts of shrubbery around. Staff members can be seen riding golf carts should you need assistance. (;

Admire the Unique Architecture

My friend dressed up as the god Apollo.

A lot of the halls and architectural designs were European-inspired. (I think the wealthy population of the US East Coast was obsessed with European structures, especially during the early 20th century.)

All in all, Planting Fields Arboretum is an estate infused with nature and history. There is so much more to explore! Safe exploring (:

Just a selfie of me dressed as the Ancient Greek Muse Thalia, known for her joy and festivity. ;D

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