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Old Westbury Gardens

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Address: 71 Old Westbury Rd, NY 11568, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
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The dazzlingly diverse gardens, designed in 1906, have Eastern and Western...

The dazzlingly diverse gardens, designed in 1906, have Eastern and Western touches.

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Beautiful site and gorgeous grounds

I love visiting this museum at different times of the year. The gardens are gorgeous, but offer something different through the seasons. Worth a visit for sure! Especially in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Massapequa
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Massapequa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting this museum at different times of the year. The gardens are gorgeous, but offer something different through the seasons. Worth a visit for sure! Especially in April into early May.

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Massapequa, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go for a woodland or garden walk. Nice holiday displays. The estate offers nice concerts on Wed evenings in the summer. Get there at 5:00 bring some wine and snacks, enjoy them than walk around for a bit. The concert stats at 7 (dance lessons start at 6:30) Than you can eat your brought along supper while... More 

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Valley Stream, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a place not to be missed on LI the main building is like many similar historic buildings occupied by old famous families in this instance the Phipps but the Gardens are worth a special trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated amidst in the old money Old Westbury mansions, the gardens evoke a since of beauty, opulence (and yet simultaneously tasteful, understated elegance.) The history here, and in Old Westbury in general, is fascinating. I highly recommend checking out Old Westbury and especially the Old Westbury Gardens if you find yourself on the North Shore of Long Island. You might... More 

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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Worth the trip. Oh so beautiful. Looking forward to visiting again during the Summer of 2017. Enjoy your visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

besides beautiful gardens which are small enough to navigate in 1-2 hours, there are weekly concerts outdoors in the summer. bring a picnic basket and bottle of wine and enjoy free music under the stars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here when it was warmer out and the flowers in bloom. Such a lovely place. I had a great time admiring the flowers and taking pictures of them as well.

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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My boyfriend and I had our first date in May 2015, at the Gardens. We walked, admired the beautiful flowers, foliage, ponds, and back woods of this delightful mansion grounds. We are now engaged, and revisited in May 2016, walked the same grounds, and enjoyed time in the Gazebo which is so tranquil and serene. This is the most amazing... More 

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Riverhead, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Looking for a place to go on a Sunday? Old Westbury Gardens will embrace you all day long. Wear comfy shoes, as you will walk close to two miles. Make sure to take advantage of free house tours that are offered by volunteers at 1pm and 2pm. Whether you are into history or not you will be fascinated by the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Beautiful grounds, house, gardens forever, vistas, friendly staff. I even had a salad at the cafe, grilled chicken, and was delicious...with walnuts and strawberries and nice owner. Needs better map,of grounds. The staff at the house were nice, though they didn't know how to scan the icon that came with the map for a self guided tour. Three said they... More 

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