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Wheatley Farms “Fall for All” Walking Tour RSVP

10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm (1 Hour Tours)

Welcome to ‘Big Tree Farm,’ a historical treasure built in 1917 by the esteemed firm of Walker & Gillette, nestled in the Village of Brookville. The vestiges of Olmsted’s original landscaping are throughout the estate, which once belonged to James Norman Hill, son of renowned railroad tycoon James J. Hill. The Hill family’s passion for horticulture flourished here, cultivating numerous specimen trees and plants and garnering accolades in botany competitions. The estate features an original Lord & Burnham Greenhouse and takes its name from a colossal sycamore tree that still stands on its grounds.

Today, the Mansion and campus are home to AHRC Nassau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities across Long Island. “Fall for All” guests are invited on an approximately one-hour walking tour that shares the enchanting past of Big Tree Farm, where captivating architecture, rich horticultural legacies, and a profound commitment to community intertwine, creating an unforgettable experience for all.