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Bayard Cutting Arboretum

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Lovely setting on the water

The charming cafe was the attraction on a cold January day. All food choices were excellent, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Uniondale, New York
The Rain, The Park and Other Things

Beautiful park and manor house. Went to catch one of the art exhibitions on a rainy Sunday. The... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
William K
East Islip, New York
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440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
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All reviews great lawn beautiful grounds manor house high tea dahlia garden long island delicious lunch small restaurant trees and shrubs empire pass leisurely stroll great house took advantage different seasons ny state park great place to walk at reasonable prices
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The charming cafe was the attraction on a cold January day. All food choices were excellent, and the prices moderate. Eager to return in clement weather when the arboretum will show its best face. The mannor house is impressive in size and architectural detail. Some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seebobbie2014
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Beautiful park and manor house. Went to catch one of the art exhibitions on a rainy Sunday. The place is beautiful rain or shine. Very peaceful setting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William K
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This place is a oasis on the southern edge of Long Island Nominal fee and free if you have a NY State Park Pass The mansion offers tours there is a small restaurant on the premises They have art sales and a summer flower shows...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tempusfugit2015
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. Gorgeous grounds, trees and flowers. And you can go for a leisurely stroll along the Connetquot River. I had a raspberry ice tea and crumb cake in the cafe and looked out across the great lawn to the river....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LindsCC777
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My mother and I spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon here touring the house, the gardens and enjoying an afternoon tea. The Main House has guided tours on the weekends and we took advantage of hearing the history. We toured the Dahlia flower gardens, walked along...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Tea at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum is the perfect place to visit with friends or family if you are looking for something special. This was my second visit to the cafe for tea and they deliver a delicious spread of sandwiches and desserts. Just the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank NYMemorymaker
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is a place of beauty and serenity. The gardens, the trees, the walking paths through holly bushes, the colorful splendor of the dahlias in the summer and early fall. The rhododendrons that are prolific in the springtime. The autumn leaves changing In October and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Cathy C
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Visited today with family from Israel. Fall in its best, Golden leaves and trails , yet sunny and pleasant. The house is immaculately kept, although had access to the 1 st floor only. Had delicious lunch and tea at the cafe.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jennykN6262FA
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Had a terrific lunch at the cafe before my tour of the house. Love hearing about Long Island history and seeing how people on Long Island lived in the 1700-1800's. Great house and tour guide. Want to tour the outside next!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Dorothy R
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Went for a walk with my girlfriend and was so impressed with the view and the grounds!! The Connetquot River was so nice to walk along. We had lunch inside at The Hidden Oak Cafe. Very nice afternoon!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bette Z
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Cathy T
November 1, 2018|
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Response from Tempusfugit2015 | Reviewed this property |
You have to call he office they do engagement photo shoots etc
s m
July 7, 2018|
Response from NYMemorymaker | Reviewed this property |
Sorry.. not sure as I did not walk the entire place . Best to call the arboretum.,