ExploreTV is back! Season 4 kicks off with a tour of the peaceful oasis that is Old Westbury Gardens.

I headed out to do some filming last Wednesday with two other Newsday.com-ers, Corris and Jes. I have to admit, it was an overcast day and I was feeling rather sluggish and fried going into the shoot. But after I parked the car and stepped onto the grounds -- hello, relaxation.

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Old Westbury offers tai chi every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., yoga on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:15 a.m., and a variety of other classes and events. What I'm looking forward to most are the Picnic Pops concerts, weekly events offering dance lessons and live music under the stars, starting June 30 and running through July 28.

While there is plenty of stress and rushing around in life, this spot offers the opportunity to slow down, stop and smell the roses -- literally.

Old Westbury Gardens Photo