It's a wonderful time of year to be outside enjoying these t-shirt to light-jacket temperatures. Enjoy some peace and quiet at these popular gardens near our North Shore hotel.
Bayard Cutting Arboretum - This former estate is now a New York State park. Wander the lush acres under the shade of large trees surrounded by wildflowers, ponds and small streams. Have a traditional Victorian afternoon tea at the Hidden Oak Café, which faces the Connetquot River.
Bailey Arboretum - Admire the rare Dawn Redwood trees on this 43-acre expanse of natural beauty. Encounter exotic shrubs and colorful flowers in bloom at this free spot.
Bridge Gardens - Head to this attraction in Bridgehampton for a beautiful aesthetic of lush lavender beds, a garden maze, herb garden, and a hidden bamboo room.
Clark Botanic Garden - The 12-acre living museum houses butterfly plants, medicinal plants, native wildflowers, roses, and rock garden plants. Well-known for its daylilies, this garden is one of only 325 in the country where you'll find an abundance of this flower.
Hofstra Arboretum - Head to Hofstra University to explore the arboretum, which has sprouted more than 12,000 trees in 600+ species. The ornithologists will be eager to check out the onsite bird sanctuary.
John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden - Escape to this serene paradise infused with Buddhist and Shinto style. Sip a hot drink at the authentic Japanese teahouse amid flouring bamboo and evergreens.
Other outdoor hotspots include LongHouse Reserve, Nassau County Museum of Art - Formal Gardens, Old Westbury Gardens and Planting Fields Arboretum. Stay at the Inn at Fox Hollow, and escape to eight private acres with spectacular gardens and waterfalls.
Choose our charming Woodbury hotel for a peaceful oasis on Long Island's Gold Coast, and stumble upon stunning natural beauty just outside your guestroom door.