March 12th is Plant a Flower Day: Long Island Gardens & Arboretums to Visit to View Beautiful Flora

Check out these gardens and arboretums located on Long Island, including their seasonal days & hours!

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A Dahlia from Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Photo by: Kelly Tenny

Although we’re still slowly trucking through the end of the Winter season here on Long Island, Spring will be upon us soon enough and with Spring comes lots of beautiful, budding flowers and varieties of flora! One of the best places to visit to admire these blooming botanicals is a garden or arboretum on the Island. Gardens provide a wonderful venue for thought and contemplation, relaxation and knowledge! You can learn a lot by visiting a Long Island garden or arboretum and you can also get up close and personal with native Long Island wildlife! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Check out these gardens and arboretums located on Long Island, including their seasonal days & hours!

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
Open November thru March Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM – 4 PM, April – October Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
$8 per vehicle collected weekends and holidays April thru November and Tuesday - Sunday from Memorial Day - Labor Day

Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Open Saturdays 10 AM – 5 PM & Sundays 12 PM – 5 PM from April 4th – May 21st
$10 adults, $20 family (up to 4)

Clark Botanic Garden
193 I.U. Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507
Open daily from 10 AM – 4 PM
No fee but a voluntary donation is appreciated

Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY
Open every weekend from April 5th, and every day except Tuesday, from April 28th to October 31st, from 10 AM until 5 PM. The last vehicle will be allowed onto the property at 4:00 pm.
$10 general admission for House & Gardens, $8 for those over 62, $5 for Children ages 7-17, free for children 6 and under and members

Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
1365 Planting Field Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM
$8 per car from April 1st to Labor Day, 7 days a week and weekends only from September 10th thru October 31st. Admission free during winter season