Arboretum Grounds Tours
We also offer both public and private outdoor tours of the arboretum grounds in the Spring, Summer and Fall (weather permitting). For private grounds tours (i.e. – Boy Scout Troops etc.), advanced notice for requests is necessary and the fee is $25.00 per group. Grounds tours are often modified to the interests of the group (Scout badges, horticultural groups, teachers, etc.) We also have public grounds tours periodically throughout the year (see the 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.
We offer private tours for ten or more people the Manor House. Private tours must be scheduled in advance, please contact the Arboretum office at for further information.
Admission to the Arboretum is $8 and no tickets are required for entrance to the Manor House. Arboretum events and programs are also free unless otherwise noted.
Please see the following pages for general Arboretum visitor information, including maps, transportation options, and other tips for visiting. For additional information, please call 1-631-581-1002.
The Hidden Oak Café
The Hidden Oak Cafe is located inside the Manor House; they offer a full menu and 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.
Nature photography is allowed throughout the grounds of the Arboretum (permit is required for posed 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 see this page.
For a map of the Arboretum Grounds, please see the maps page.
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 on the premises. If you would like to visit a park that can accommodate these activities please visit (http://www.nysparks.com/parks/).
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the park grounds.