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Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Box 466 Oakdale, NY 11769
Phone: (631) 581-1002
Bayard Cutting Arboretum website
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Bayard Cutting Arboretum's purpose is "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 current collection of fir, spruce, pine, cypress, hemlock and other conifers is probably the most extensive to be found on Long Island. Also found are extensive plantings of dwarf evergreens, rhododendron, azaleas, hollies and oaks, wildflowers and daffodils. With the park's ponds and streamlets, these plantings provide food and homes for land and aquatic birds, fox, raccoon and other wildlife.

Bayard Cutting Horticultural Society

The purpose of this horticultural society is the promotion of sound home gardening methods, the preservation of the environment and an appreciation of the arboretum and our Long Island community. Bayard Cutting Horticultural Society

Directions to Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Grand Central Pkwy to Northern Pkwy, or the LI Expressway to Sagtikos State Parkway, south to Southern State Pkwy, east to Heckscher State Parkway, south to Montauk Hwy (Rte 27A, exit 45E) to the Arboretum. From Eastern Long Island: Sunrise Highway (Route 27) west to Southern State Parkway, south to exit 45E (Route 27A), east on Route 27A to Arboretum.

Bayard Cutting Park information

The Hidden Oak Cafe

Phone: 631-277-3895
The setting overlooking the great lawn and the Connetquot River is relaxing and does tend to bring you back in time to a different era. Serving sandwiches such as smoked salmon, roast beef, tuna, chicken salad, turkey, ham, egg salad, grilled cheese, B.L.T., etc. all served on a variety of breads, rolls or wraps.  We also serve salads, quiche du jour, soup du jour, a variety of desserts and beverages.

Recreational activities such as picnicking, biking, bathing, and other sporting activities are not permitted on the grounds. * Daily vehicle entrance fees are transferable.


The park is open Tuesday through Sunday, plus legal holidays, from 10 a.m. to sunset.


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