Arboretum Grounds Tours
We offer both public and private outdoor tours of the Arboretum grounds in the Spring, Summer and Fall (weather permitting). For our public grounds tour please check our events calendar for dates and times. Public grounds tours are free, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. Call the office at for more information.
For private grounds tours (i.e. – Boy Scout Troops etc.), advanced notice is necessary. The fee is $25.00 per group. Grounds tours are tailored to the interests of the group (Scout badges, horticultural groups, teachers, etc.).
We offer private Manor House tours for ten or more people. Private tours must be scheduled in advance.
Admission to the Arboretum is $8. Arboretum events and programs are also free unless otherwise noted.
The Hidden Oak Café
The Hidden Oak Cafe is located inside the Manor House. They are open to the public Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Advanced reservations are necessary for certain events, including the Victorian Tea, please call them directly at 1-631-277-3895 for further information.
Nature photography is allowed throughout the Arboretum grounds. Permits are required for all pose photography. Flash photography, and photography requiring a permit, are not allowed inside the Manor House. Drones are not permitted on the Arboretum grounds.
If you are looking to have professional photography taken on Arboretum grounds please visit our wedding and photography page.
For a map of the Arboretum Grounds, please see the visitor map brochure.
Security and Policies
The Arboretum is trusted to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Agency as a place to safeguard the quiet beauty of nature. Therefore we do not allow active games and sports (no soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, etc.) We also do not allow picnicking, camping, swimming, kayaking, kites, Frisbee, or bicycling. Pets of any kind are not allowed. If you would like to visit a park that can accommodate these activities please visit (http://www.nysparks.com/parks/).
There is no smoking on the park grounds.