Take in the Colors of Fall at Botanical Gardens on Long Island

Enjoy the beauty of natural fall colors at one of the many botanical gardens on Long Island! Many also include walking trails.

Print Email

Nature is a beautiful thing, particularly when the trees are exhibiting vibrant colors of orange, yellow, and red. Now’s the time to take in the beautiful and amazing views of the autumn colors with a visit to one of the many botanical gardens available on Long Island.

According to the New York Fall Foliage Report, fall colors have started to arrive on Long Island in recent days. Take a stroll along the many walking trails at one of the botanical gardens below. It can be a tranquil and fun experience. And, don’t forget the camera! Capture the beautiful colors and the fun moments of walking or running through fall foliage.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway, Great River
631-581-1002
This space has been donated to the Long Island State Park Region and is complete with many walking trails and a variety of tree species.

Bailey Arboretum
194 Bayville Road, Lattingtown
This space is complete with 40 acres of woods, ponds and gardens. Beautiful woodland trails are also available.

Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton
631-283-3195
Run by the Peconic Land Trust, this five-acre property offers a garden maze and many specimens of trees, hedgerow, flowers and herbs.

Clark Botanic Garden
193 I. U. Willets Road, Albertson
516-484-8600
Enjoy a serene and tranquil 12-acre garden.

Hofstra Arboretum
114 Student Center, Hempstead
516-463-6815
There are over 12,000 trees of over 600 species here.  

John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden
347 Oyster Bay Road, Locust Valley
516-676-4486
Stroll this Japanese style garden flourishing with bamboo, evergreens and water elements.

LIU Post Community Arboretum
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville
516-299-233
This scenic campus has a 40-acre arboretum with a walking trail featuring more than 125 trees (some very rare).

LongHouse Reserve
133 Hands Creek Road, East Hampton
631-329-3588
Built to resemble a 17th-century Shinto shrine in Japan, this 16 acre reserve blends art with nature.

Nassau County Museum of Art – Formal Gardens
One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
516-484-9337
Wander through 145 acres of field, woods, ponds and formal gardens here. The space is complete with sculptures large and small.

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
516-333-0048
This is the place of 200 acres of formal gardens, woodlands and lakes. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Planting Fields Arboretum
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
516-922-9200
It’s made up of 400 acres of formal gardens, greenhouse, woodland trails and more.

Photo by Susan H., via Free Images.