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Old Westbury Gardens: A photo essay

Enormous banks of rhododendrons like these are unusual

Enormous banks of rhododendrons like these are unusual in a public garden. Here, a stone lion statue that once flanked a footbridge, sits surrounded by a profusion of blooms. (May 27, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Rebecca Cooney

My colleague, the gifted photographer Rebecca Cooney, has paid homage to one of the world's best public gardens, which is right here on Long Island. Take a look at her beautiful shots and you'll understand why you should plan a visit right away.

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury; 516-333-0048.

Here's a video shot when I visited OWG last summer:

 

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