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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
+1 516-333-0048
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Nice but EXPENSIVE...

If you enjoy maintained English style gardens this is a wonderful Long Island option. The large... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LI-Pastor
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Long Island, New York
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Beautiful any time of year!

I have visited Old Westbury Gardens twice so far- once during the summer of 2015 and once November... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jannatul A
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Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s heritage, Old Westbury Gardens is an extraordinary example of a gracious era. Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Westbury House is a magnificent country house reflecting English architecture of the late 1600s and early 1700s The house is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts and remains virtually intact from the more than 50 years of the family’s residence. The estate includes over 70 acres of landscaped formal and informal gardens. An additional 160 acres of fields and woodlands surround the estate.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
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+1 516-333-0048
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy maintained English style gardens this is a wonderful Long Island option. The large home has been used in several popular movies (not much to see inside).. the down side is that admission is kinda expensive especially since it’s not near the water...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Old Westbury Gardens twice so far- once during the summer of 2015 and once November of 2017. Both were during two very different seasons and were two completely different experiences. Touring the mansion was a lot of fun. We were given first-hand...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

It’s been about 33 years since I’ve been to visit the gardens, now I brought my family to enjoy. It was a last minute decision Mother’s Day morning to drive out on the island. Driving from Brooklyn, it only took 40 minutes with traffic. Wishing...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Spent and hour and s half at Westbury Gardens. Picked the perfect day. The gardens are beautiful. The mansion was interesting and beautiful as well. We ate at the Cafe in the woods. Not a restaurant but a shack. I bought the turkey sandwich which...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We had a half a day and discovered we were only 20 minutes from this garden so decided to give it a try. Was pleasantly surprised at the size of the gardens and how well laid out it was. You can easily spend a day...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The property is beautiful. So many wonderful spots to explore. Flowers are stunning. This is a very relaxing place to have a picnic.

1  Thank sushiguy79
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This hidden gem is a beautiful place to experience history and a botanical experience. the grounds are abundant with a variety of flowers and shrubbery. the mansion offers an interesting tour. It is a very relaxing day for a stroll in the country. Wear good...More

Thank sue11704
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

this is an activity to be enjoyed in good weather when the garden is in bloom definitely not a winter activity the gardens are wonderful for walking, strolling and just viewing. nice to take photos enjoy the flowers and trees can even have apicnic

1  Thank rs122299
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Gorgeous grounds with outstanding exhibits when the temperatures permit. This past summer thehe Seward Johnson figures found in Renoir paintings was a crowd-pleaser and rightfully so. Enough space so it never feels crowded. A must for Long Island residents.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Old Westbury Gardens has Beautiful Flowers and a lovely mansion to tour. The flowers change every season.

2  Thank rrinderm
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MonicaK614
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about $12-13/pp they do give guided tours but no headphones
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Betty Q
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Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
I was there for one and a half hours
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Jimmy S
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