We are excited to announce that we have been voted First Place Best Public Garden for 2015 in the Best of Long Island Competition! Thanks to YOU, we have now retained the title 2 years in a row. Thank You to all!!

Private Garden Tours

Available by Special Appointment

House Tours

Call (631) 581-1002 for more information

Refurbished Trails and Grounds

Check Out Our Newly Refurbished Trails and Landscaped Grounds

Welcome to Bayard Cutting Arboretum

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Bayard Cutting Arboretum was donated to the Long Island State Park Region by Mrs. William Bayard Cutting and her daughter, Mrs. Olivia James, in memory of her husband, William Bayard Cutting. The intent of the donation was “to provide an oasis of beauty and quiet for the pleasure, rest and refreshment of those who delight in outdoor beauty; and to bring about a greater appreciation and understanding of the value and importance of informal planting.”

The Arboretum is a passive park, and activities such as biking, picnicking, sports, bathing, and games are not permitted.


440 Montauk Highway Great River, NY 11739

Hours and Fees

Open Tuesday- Sunday Closed Monday and all winter holidays (Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s) April 1st through October 31 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Entrance Fee of $8 per vehicle is collected from April through November. (subject to change) Advance reservations for all large passenger vehicles is required, please call ahead for information, 631.581.1002.

News and Events

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