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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd. Old Westbury, NY 516-333-0048

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Type: Music, Botanic garden, Performing Arts Center Price: $10, $8 older than 62, $5 ages 7-17; free 6 and younger, free parking. Special rates for group tours. Special features: Outdoors, Classical Description:

The Charles II-style mansion, filled with priceless antiques and furnishings, is surrounded by 200 acres, including a walled perennial garden, rose garden, cottage garden, demonstration gardens, wooded trails, lakes, and sweeping lawns. Activities include concerts, festivals, dog weekends, teas, garden and house tours, horticulture programs, and kids' events and classes.  Plant shop, gift shop, cafe in the woods, and picnic area.   

Hours: Grounds: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; House open 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Season: May-Oct., except Tues. Call or check website for special admission dates and hours in Nov. and Dec.

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