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Old Westbury Gardens

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

A row of digitalis and foxgloves line the

A row of digitalis and foxgloves line the fence outside Thatched Cottage in Old Westbury Gardens. The gardens were designed to have an English feeling, because Margarita Phipps, who lived there with her husband, was English. At Old Westbury Gardens, the viewer can feast on plantings that are mostly beyond the reach of home gardeners. (May 27, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Rebecca Cooney

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Type:

Music, Botanic garden

Price:

$12, $10 older than 62, $7 ages 7-17; free 6 and younger. Special rates for group tours.

Special features:

Outdoors, Classical

Description:

The masterfully preserved 20th-century 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 garden and house tours, indoor and outdoor concerts, festivals, dog weekends, high tea, horticulture programs, and children's events and classes.  Also includes a plant shop, gift shop, cafe in the woods and picnic area.



 

Hours:

Until September 3rd: Monday: 10 - 5 Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 10 -5 Thursday-Sunday: 10-8 From September 3rd to September 24th (the close of the Seward Johnson exhibit): Monday: 10-5 Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Sunday: 10-5

Season:

May-Oct. Call or check website for special admission dates and hours in Nov.-Dec.

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Event schedule

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Fri24

Old Westbury Gardens Holiday Celebration Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Tue28

Teas and Tours Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Wed29

Afternoon Tea Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat2

Holiday Market Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat2

Crafting for Children Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat2

Old Westbury Gardens Tree Lighting Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat9

A Christmas Carol Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat9

Christmas Wreathmaking Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Fri15

Savor the Season: The Pleasure of Wine and Chocolate Pairing Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat16

Winter Owl Prowl Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

Sat16

Holiday Tablescaping Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury , NY

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