Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John and Margarita Phipps.

06/07/2019

We love bringing together nature-lovers and beer connoisseurs! Our Take Flight evening series (for guests 21 years of age and older) is a great way to start your weekend. Join us at our upcoming Backyard Chickens and Brews event next Friday! Which came first—the chicken or the egg? Suffolk County Farm & Education Center will lead us from egg to chick, discussing the benefits of backyard birding. Guests will sample seasonal and year-round beers from featured brewery Greenport Harbor Brewing co. as sourced by Hicksville Beer & Soda. Register today as space is limited!

Old Westbury Gardens
05/30/2019

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens's cover photo
05/30/2019

Old Westbury Gardens's cover photo

A peaceful morning on the West Pond!
05/23/2019

A peaceful morning on the West Pond!

Our crabapple ‘Tina’ have been putting on a show! The plants have been enjoying the cool spring weather and our gard...
05/13/2019

Our crabapple ‘Tina’ have been putting on a show! The plants have been enjoying the cool spring weather and our garden visitors have enjoyed the extended blooms on some of our garden favorites.

The Tree Peonies opened just in time for Mother’s Day!
05/11/2019

The Tree Peonies opened just in time for Mother’s Day!

Looks like the weather is going to be beautiful again today! The newly planted Dogwoods are in full bloom and everything...
05/08/2019

Looks like the weather is going to be beautiful again today! The newly planted Dogwoods are in full bloom and everything is lush from the rain this weekend. Might be a good day for a trip to the gardens.

All that rain didn’t get our tulips down! Walled Garden is glorious this Monday morning!
05/06/2019

All that rain didn’t get our tulips down! Walled Garden is glorious this Monday morning!

The Cottage Garden has new perennials popping up almost every day! What’s your favorite area of the gardens? Let us kn...
04/30/2019

The Cottage Garden has new perennials popping up almost every day! What’s your favorite area of the gardens? Let us know in the comments!

The Wisteria on the South Terrace Wall is showing its first open flowers. So many of our guests call to ask when this wi...
04/29/2019

The Wisteria on the South Terrace Wall is showing its first open flowers. So many of our guests call to ask when this will be in bloom!

The Cherries are just finishing and some of the Lilacs are just starting to open. Peak Lilac bloom should be within the ...
04/26/2019

The Cherries are just finishing and some of the Lilacs are just starting to open. Peak Lilac bloom should be within the next 7-10 days. It looks like it’s going to be a banner year for these beauties!

Beautiful spring morning! Maples have started leafing out and there’s so much blooming already throughout the gardens.
04/23/2019

Beautiful spring morning! Maples have started leafing out and there’s so much blooming already throughout the gardens.

Old Westbury Gardens opens for the season one month from today!
03/19/2019

Old Westbury Gardens opens for the season one month from today!

Throwback to 2017 and our Seward Johnson exhibit: Experiencing Art in the Landscape. Would you be interested to see anot...
03/15/2019

Throwback to 2017 and our Seward Johnson exhibit: Experiencing Art in the Landscape. Would you be interested to see another art exhibit at Old Westbury Gardens!?

#oldwestburygardens #owg #art #sculpture #sewardjohnson #garden #gardens #nature #longisland #artexhibit #westburyhouse #nassaucounty #liny #throwback @ Old Westbury Gardens

Thank you to those who joined us on our trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show yesterday!
03/07/2019

Thank you to those who joined us on our trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show yesterday!

Spring is coming! #anemone Photo taken by our Greenhouse Supervisor @blueyedlucas
02/26/2019

Spring is coming! #anemone
Photo taken by our Greenhouse Supervisor @blueyedlucas

Ever wonder what our horticulture staff works on during the winter months? Here is Gaby pruning our climbing roses! #ros...
02/25/2019

Ever wonder what our horticulture staff works on during the winter months? Here is Gaby pruning our climbing roses!
#roses #rosegarden #pruning #prune #gardening #gardens #owg #oldwestburygardens #rose #nature #horticulture #longisland #nassaucounty

Articles written by the New York Times about the opening of Old Westbury Gardens to the public in 1960!
02/22/2019

Articles written by the New York Times about the opening of Old Westbury Gardens to the public in 1960!

Happy National Love Your Pet Day! Here is a picture of three generations of Phipps ladies with their beloved dogs. 1940.
02/20/2019

Happy National Love Your Pet Day! Here is a picture of three generations of Phipps ladies with their beloved dogs. 1940.

Snowfall at Old Westbury Gardens ❄️ #snow #snowfall #longisland #preservation #owg #oldwestburygardens #winter #outd...
02/12/2019

Snowfall at Old Westbury Gardens ❄️

#snow #snowfall #longisland #preservation #owg #oldwestburygardens #winter #outdoors #symmetry #estate #liny #nassaucounty

Check out this 360 view of Old Westbury Gardens! It includes the first floor of Westbury House, some of our grounds, and...
02/08/2019

Check out this 360 view of Old Westbury Gardens! It includes the first floor of Westbury House, some of our grounds, and The Volunteers exhibit, which was on display over the summer.

Click on the link below!

https://www.discoverlongisland.com/member/old-westbury-gardens/

#oldwestburygardens #owg #longisland #westburyhouse #gardens #preservation

Our frozen Lotus Pond located in the Walled Garden#oldwestburygardens #owg #lotus #pond #frozen #gardens #garden #nature...
02/05/2019

Our frozen Lotus Pond located in the Walled Garden

#oldwestburygardens #owg #lotus #pond #frozen #gardens #garden #nature #outdoors #preservation #longisland #architecture #winter #nassaucounty #walledgarden #liny

Save the date! The 2019 Gardeners' Fair will take place on Saturday, May 18th! Contact jmagalhaes@oldwestburygardens.org...
02/04/2019

Save the date! The 2019 Gardeners' Fair will take place on Saturday, May 18th! Contact [email protected] for more information.

The Phipps family projector used to watch silent films between 1927-1930! #oldwestburygardens #owg #projector #history #...
01/28/2019

The Phipps family projector used to watch silent films between 1927-1930!
#oldwestburygardens #owg #projector #history #preservation #westburyhouse #archives #silentfilms #film #movies #longisland #liny @ Old Westbury Gardens

01/25/2019

For those of you missing Old Westbury Gardens this winter, check out this drone footage of our grounds!

Luggage belonging to the Phipps family found in Westbury House storage 🧳 #preservation #owg #westburyhouse #luggage #...
01/23/2019

Luggage belonging to the Phipps family found in Westbury House storage 🧳
#preservation #owg #westburyhouse #luggage #owg #longisland #phipps #westburyhouse #antique #history #mansion #longisland #liny #nassaucounty

Good Morning Long Island! #oldwestburygardens #owg #nature #morning #tree #sculpture #preservation #horticulture #longis...
01/14/2019

Good Morning Long Island!
#oldwestburygardens #owg #nature #morning #tree #sculpture #preservation #horticulture #longisland #liny #nassaucounty #winter #westburyhouse

Our original greenhouses, which are closed to the public for safety reasons, are still used to grow the majority of the ...
01/07/2019

Our original greenhouses, which are closed to the public for safety reasons, are still used to grow the majority of the plant material that you see throughout the gardens.

Photograph by Jim Large

Happy New Year! Thank you for a wonderful season, see you in April! Photo credit @brooklynrmd congrats on winning our mo...
01/02/2019

Happy New Year! Thank you for a wonderful season, see you in April!

Photo credit @brooklynrmd congrats on winning our most recent photo contest!

Photo contest time! Post your favorite photograph taken at Old Westbury Gardens during 2018 and #oldwestburygardens2018 ...
12/26/2018

Photo contest time! Post your favorite photograph taken at Old Westbury Gardens during 2018 and #oldwestburygardens2018 for a chance to win 2 complimentary tickets! The last day to enter is New Years Day.

#owg #oldwestburygardens #photocontest #photography #longisland #fall #newyear #preservation #horticulture #tree #2018 #Estate #mansion

Today’s sunrise over Westbury House🌅 #oldwestburygardens #owg #longisland #westburyhouse #sunrise #preservation #go...
12/14/2018

Today’s sunrise over Westbury House🌅
#oldwestburygardens #owg #longisland #westburyhouse #sunrise #preservation #goodmorning #gardens #sky #colors

Have you made a winter visit to Old Westbury Gardens? #winter #ice #gardens #longisland #owg #oldwestburygardens #snow #...
12/13/2018

Have you made a winter visit to Old Westbury Gardens?
#winter #ice #gardens #longisland #owg #oldwestburygardens #snow #nature #preservation #trails #westburyhouse #outdoors #christmas

What are the origins of many of our Christmas and end-of-the year traditions? Through storytelling, songs, and demonstra...
12/12/2018

What are the origins of many of our Christmas and end-of-the year traditions?

Through storytelling, songs, and demonstrations, professional educator and interpreter Janet Demarest will lead an interactive evening of fun and discovery this Saturday at 7pm!

Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/reg_victorian_christmas_121518.htm

Took a step back in time on Saturday for our Yule Be Swinging Prohibition Party! #prohibition #20s #oldwestburygardens #...
12/11/2018

Took a step back in time on Saturday for our Yule Be Swinging Prohibition Party!

#prohibition #20s #oldwestburygardens #owg #longisland #jazz #christmas #newyears #music #dancing #drinks #moon #mansion #westburyhouse #goldcoast @ Old Westbury Gardens

Have you made a visit to Old Westbury Gardens this holiday season? Join us Friday - Sunday throughout the month of Decem...
12/08/2018

Have you made a visit to Old Westbury Gardens this holiday season? Join us Friday - Sunday throughout the month of December to tour decorated Westbury House! While you are here enjoy a visit with santa and cookies and cider!

Polka Dot Pound Cake
12/06/2018

Polka Dot Pound Cake

There is just something special about enjoying a good cup of tea...☕️
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#teatime #scones #oldwestburygardens #teatimemagazine #oldwestburygardens @ Old Westbury Gardens

A gingerbread replica of Westbury House made by @maryann_gingerbread ! Stop by Old Westbury Gardens Friday - Sunday thro...
12/05/2018

A gingerbread replica of Westbury House made by @maryann_gingerbread ! Stop by Old Westbury Gardens Friday - Sunday throughout December for our holiday festivities!

#gingerbread #oldwestburygardens #owg #longisland #christmas #westburyhouse #december #holidayseason #candy #nassaucounty

Great time at Nanny Night....❤️
12/03/2018

Great time at Nanny Night....❤️

Next time you visit Westbury House stop by our gift shop to purchase unique holiday gifts for your family and friends! A...
12/01/2018

Next time you visit Westbury House stop by our gift shop to purchase unique holiday gifts for your family and friends! All proceeds help support Old Westbury Gardens.

Join us one week from today for our Yule Be Swinging Prohibition Party at 8:30 pm! Toast the 85th anniversary of end of ...
12/01/2018

Join us one week from today for our Yule Be Swinging Prohibition Party at 8:30 pm! Toast the 85th anniversary of end of the 18th Amendment in an intimate Westbury House VIP experience complete with a cabaret performance by Brooklyn’s own The Ladybugs.

Ready your social media feeds- enthusiastic attire is encouraged! Advanced registration required. Ages 21 and over.

https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/reg_yule_be_swinging_general_120818.htm

The West Porch set up for our first tea of the holiday season!  Join us on December 1st for our First Night and Tree Lig...
11/28/2018

The West Porch set up for our first tea of the holiday season!

Join us on December 1st for our First Night and Tree Lighting. Advanced registration is required so visit our website to purchase your tickets today!

https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/reg_first_night_120118.htm

#December #Christmas #tea #westburyhouse #oldwestburygardens #owg #decorations #longisland #familyfun #treelighting #garden #preservation #nassaucounty

Join us Friday - Sunday throughout the month of December for our Holiday festivities! Holiday Market today from 10am - 4...
11/25/2018

Join us Friday - Sunday throughout the month of December for our Holiday festivities!

Holiday Market today from 10am - 4pm!

For a listing of our other wonderful holiday events visit our website https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/12_calendar.htm

Address

71 Old Westbury Road/PO Box 430
Old Westbury, NY
11568

Long Island Railroad Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence. Today, the Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerns, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks & Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture. Mailing Address: Post Office Box 430 Old Westbury, New York 11568

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(516) 333-0048

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