Planting Fields Foundation strives to preserve and make relevant to all audiences the heritage of Planting Fields, an early 20th century 409-acre estate, designed as an integrated composition of the built and natural world. Founded in 1952 by William R. Coe, the Foundation is a not-for-profit, public educational foundation, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and tax exempt under the status for a 501(c)(3) organization.
Located in Oyster Bay, New York and originally landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, the grounds feature 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths and outstanding plant collections. The original historic estate buildings remain intact including Coe Hall, a 65-room Tudor Revival mansion designed by Walker and Gillette. The interior of the house is a showcase of artistry and craftsmanship and features a distinctly American aesthetic through original ironwork commissions by Samuel Yellin and murals painted by artists Robert Winthrop Chanler and Everett Shinn. Planting Fields is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Planting Fields Foundation strives to preserve and make relevant to all audiences the heritage of Planting Fields, an early 20th century 409-acre estate, designed as an integrated composition of the built and natural world. Adopted June 18, 2020
The Foundation receives grant funding to support ongoing landscape and architectural preservation, education programs, exhibitions and community engagement. In 2020, Planting Fields Foundation also received an HNY CARES Emergency Relief Grant, awarded to humanities organizations that are based in and serve New York State. Funding for this grant is provided by the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities for nonprofit cultural organizations faced with financial hardship as a result of the pandemic.