Holiday-decorated mansions at Planting Fields and Bayard arboretums on view

Find more than “a little Christmas” at the seasonally decorated Tudor-Revival Coe Hall Mansion, set among the gardens and hiking trails at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay; and the Manor House at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, nestled on the shore of the Connetquot River, in Great River.

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There’s a 100th birthday party going on and a camellia fest, too

The Camellia House at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay just turned 100-years-old; wow! And, to pay tribute to this milestone, a birthday party celebration is being held at this year’s Camellia Festival, showcasing the camellia blooms of more than 200 camellia shrubs and trees and featuring an array of activities throughout the arboretum’s grounds, on Feb. 19.

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