Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.
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Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John and Margarita Phipps.

Today is your last chance to visit Old Westbury Gardens for 2019. We're open 10am-5pm, last admission is 4pm. (Psst. we ...
12/22/2019

Today is your last chance to visit Old Westbury Gardens for 2019. We're open 10am-5pm, last admission is 4pm. (Psst. we also have a sale in our gift shop: 45% off all items.)

Santa is visiting Westbury House this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and next weekend.
12/13/2019

Santa is visiting Westbury House this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and next weekend.

Are you looking for weekend plans? Come visit Westbury House decked out for the holidays, either before or after attendi...
12/06/2019
It's an 'over-the-top' Christmas at Old Westbury Gardens

Are you looking for weekend plans? Come visit Westbury House decked out for the holidays, either before or after attending the second weekend of our Holiday Market featuring dozens of vendors! Visit our website for more details and a full list of upcoming events.

This year’s Christmas decorations at Westbury House — the former home of U.S. Steel fortune heir John Shaffer Phipps located on the Old Westbury Gardens estate — are “over-the-top,” according to those

The Holiday Market with dozens of vendors  continues at Old Westbury Gardens this Sat and Sun, 10-4. Included with admis...
12/05/2019

The Holiday Market with dozens of vendors continues at Old Westbury Gardens this Sat and Sun, 10-4. Included with admission.

Our Holiday Market continues today with over 60 vendors. 10am-5pm. Included with admission to the Gardens. Visit Westbur...
12/01/2019

Our Holiday Market continues today with over 60 vendors. 10am-5pm. Included with admission to the Gardens. Visit Westbury House decorated for Christmas.

Old Westbury Gardens's cover photo
11/29/2019

Old Westbury Gardens's cover photo

Today the UK marks Remembrance Sunday, and one hundred years ago tomorrow (11 November 1919) would have be the first ann...
11/10/2019

Today the UK marks Remembrance Sunday, and one hundred years ago tomorrow (11 November 1919) would have be the first anniversary after the Armistice of the Great War. We want to recognize the sacrifice of two lives associated with Old Westbury Gardens and the Phipps family.
Major Eustace Crawley, brother of George A Crawley the designer of Westbury House. Maj Crawley was killed Nov 1914 in Belgium. Maj Raymond S. H. Grace, husband of Gladys Grace, sister of Margarita Grace. In 1915 Maj Grace was killed in active service. (His son was born just weeks before his death, they never met.)

Due to the rain, our fall dog festival and costume parade (3pm) will be held next Sunday, November 3, 11-4.
10/27/2019

Due to the rain, our fall dog festival and costume parade (3pm) will be held next Sunday, November 3, 11-4.

Photo by Scott Lucas
10/24/2019

Photo by Scott Lucas

Congratulations to Annette Rivera for her winning cover photo of Newsday's 2019 Fall Fun Book. Annette photographed her ...
10/09/2019

Congratulations to Annette Rivera for her winning cover photo of Newsday's 2019 Fall Fun Book. Annette photographed her daughter Alexa and Yokie Riley at last year's Fall Dog Festival at Old Westbury Gardens. Photograph your favorite subjects at this year's Dog Festival on Sunday, October 27, which concludes our dog friendly weekend October 26-27.

KidsFest is today!0 days to go and…  0 Things that should keep you away from KidsFest 2019 TODAY from Noon- 4PM at Old W...
09/22/2019

KidsFest is today!
0 days to go and… 0 Things that should keep you away from KidsFest 2019 TODAY from Noon- 4PM at Old Westbury Gardens. You, Yes YOU! Why aren’t you here already? Go on, hurry! Get in the car! We can’t wait to see you at this fun filled family celebration of all things “kid”!

KidsFest countdown continues… 2 days to go until 9/22 ANDA 25’ inflatable rock wall tests your climbing skills.  Are you...
09/20/2019

KidsFest countdown continues… 2 days to go until 9/22 AND
A 25’ inflatable rock wall tests your climbing skills. Are you up for the KidsFest challenge? See you Sunday from 12-4PM.

KidsFest countdown continues…  3 days to go until 9/22 AND33 sculptures to explore!  Can you find the ones that are kid-...
09/19/2019

KidsFest countdown continues… 3 days to go until 9/22 AND
33 sculptures to explore! Can you find the ones that are kid-powered? Pick up a self-guided family flower hunt at Sunday’s KidsFest and scavenge the Gardens to win a FREE family membership!

For the first time in 40 years the Cottage is receiving a new thatched roof. Work will be completed by the end of the we...
09/10/2019

For the first time in 40 years the Cottage is receiving a new thatched roof. Work will be completed by the end of the week so if you want to see a thatcher in action, visit soon. The work is being done by Colin McGhee, Master Thatcher https://www.thatching.com/

Kids & Families! Join our Storybook Stroll with this amazing classic TOMORROW 9/7 @ 10:30am! Free with admission.
09/06/2019

Kids & Families! Join our Storybook Stroll with this amazing classic TOMORROW 9/7 @ 10:30am! Free with admission.

STARGAZERS IS CANCELLED tonight 9/5 with no rain-date due to forecasted cloud cover.
09/05/2019

STARGAZERS IS CANCELLED tonight 9/5 with no rain-date due to forecasted cloud cover.

Westbury House isn't the only Gardens' structure undergoing renovations. Bales of thatch arrived this morning for Peggie...
09/02/2019

Westbury House isn't the only Gardens' structure undergoing renovations. Bales of thatch arrived this morning for Peggie's cottage roof repairs. Just another way we work to maintain the pristine history here @oldwestburygardens.

You won't want to miss a special Picnic Pops event tonight featuring Food Trucks! Stop by and enjoy tasty treats from Ko...
07/24/2019

You won't want to miss a special Picnic Pops event tonight featuring Food Trucks! Stop by and enjoy tasty treats from Kona Ice, The Big Black Food Truck, La Bella Italiano truck, and Cafe In The Woods then stick around to listen to live Woodstock-inspired music under the stars as the Chris Bergson Band performs.

Gates open at 5pm, concert 7-9pm!

Extra, extra read all it. Balance in Nature at Old Westbury Gardens.
07/05/2019
The statues at Old Westbury Gardens defy gravity

Extra, extra read all it. Balance in Nature at Old Westbury Gardens.

Things are certainly looking up this summer with a visit to Old Westbury Gardens. Acrobats are tumbling, tightrope walkers are teetering and a host of athletes — including a hurdler, a golfer and a di

Wishing you a glorious Fourth.The Phipps children and friends celebrate Independence Day, Westbury House. c.1917
07/04/2019

Wishing you a glorious Fourth.The Phipps children and friends celebrate Independence Day, Westbury House. c.1917

A "shout out" to Ed and Sue Nolan featured in Newsday's article about volunteer guides on Long Island. We are thankful t...
06/30/2019
Let them be your guide: LIers bring landmarks to life

A "shout out" to Ed and Sue Nolan featured in Newsday's article about volunteer guides on Long Island. We are thankful to all the volunteers at Old Westbury Gardens and our fellow museums and historic sites for the commitment and service. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/long-island-s-docents-bring-mansions-museums-to-life-1.33038609

Grace Miedzwiecki is often on the top the world — after climbing dozens of steps to get there. At age 84 with salt-and-pepper hair, Miedzwiecki at 5-foot-4 seems a lot taller from the 134th step of th

Fighting your way to the weekend like......#nature #balance #gardens #art #discoverli #longisland #summer #jerzy #oldwes...
06/27/2019

Fighting your way to the weekend like..
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#nature #balance #gardens #art #discoverli #longisland #summer #jerzy #oldwestburygardens #thingstodolongisland #discoverlongisland #sculpture #sculptures #artistsoninstagram #artnature #fight #weekend #thursdaymotivation

Give your kids a week of adventure! Limited space remains for 2019's Old Westbury Gardens summer camps!Campers discover ...
06/27/2019

Give your kids a week of adventure! Limited space remains for 2019's Old Westbury Gardens summer camps!

Campers discover gravity defying art work, experience behind the scenes excitement, and make memories that will last a lifetime among 200-acres.

Register today! You will not want to miss out on this summer fun!
Find what week works for you at: https://www.oldwestburygardens.org/eventscalendar

Your Thursday, elevated. C/o Old Westbury Gardens. Have you seen the roses in bloom yet? Also, the new exhibit Balance i...
06/20/2019

Your Thursday, elevated. C/o Old Westbury Gardens.

Have you seen the roses in bloom yet? Also, the new exhibit Balance in Nature has been placed throughout the gardens! Have you spotted them all?

Are you watching the #USGA tournament? ....#BalanceinNature #golf #gardens #art #sculpture #jerzy #spring
06/15/2019

Are you watching the #USGA tournament?
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#BalanceinNature #golf #gardens #art #sculpture #jerzy #spring

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 garden v...
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 know...
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!

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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

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