Greenhouse at Planting FieldsNYSNLA’s 2019 CNLP Day will be Friday, September 13 at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, Long Island.

Planting Fields is a Gold Coast estate from the 1920s. It was created by William Robertson Coe, an Englishman who became successful in the U.S. in marine insurance, and his second wife, oil heiress Mai Rogers Coe. It is one of only a few Long Island estates that survive intact on their original acreage with all buildings intact.

The 409-acre estate boasts a grand mansion, Coe Hall, and a variety of gardens including the Italian Garden, Cloister Garden and Circular Pool, Children’s Play House, Rose Garden and Perennial Garden, Synoptic Garden, Sensory Garden, Heather Garden, Dwarf Conifer Garden, Hydrangea Collection, Day Lily Garden and Dahlia Garden. There are also two greenhouses, the Main Greenhouse and the Camellia House.

NYSNLA Region 1, the Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association, has a close working relationship with Planting Fields. Each year it hosts the Plant ID portion of LINLA’s CNLP exam review program, and earns rave reviews from all attendees. LINLA is looking forward to introducing CNLPs from around the state to this horticultural gem.

The day starts with lunch at noon in the estate’s historic Hay Barn, followed by a tour of the grounds. All are welcome to stay on after the tour and explore on their own. We have scheduled the tour on a Friday so that out-of-towners can make a weekend of it if they wish.

CNLP credits will be awarded for attending. There is no charge; however, you will need to register so that we will have a head count for the caterer. Click here to register.

Hope to see you there!