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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road
516-333-0048

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 160 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, Old Westbury 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 concerts, 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.

Old Westbury Gardens seeks to inspire appreciation and knowledge of the best qualities exemplified in the American Country estate of the early 20th century through faithful preservation of its landscape and gardens, architecture and collections.Old Westbury Gardens is a magnificent example of the finest in period landscape design and architecture in America. Completed in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps. The Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 160 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.


Upcoming Events at Old Westbury Gardens

Storybook Stroll - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" by Judi Barrett

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Concert: Poetica Musica, Nocturnal France

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Storybook Stroll-- "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey

Monday, Oct 11, 2021 from 10:30am to 11:30am
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Early Bird Walk

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 from 9:00am to 10:00am
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Early Bird Walk

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Exhibition - The Great War Portraits of Privilege, Duty, and Sacrifice at Old Westbury Gardens

As the winds of war swirled in Europe in 1914, Americans faced decisions about their response to the conflict. Some answered calls by the preparedness movement and enlisted in military reserve units. Others used their influence and wealth to lead…

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2018 Beech Tree Concert Series at Old Westbury Gardens

Cellist Suzanne Mueller's Summer Beech Tree Concert series at Old Westbury Gardens celebrates its 15th season with the eclectic range of music spanning styles and centuries and roster of talented and versatile artists series audiences have come to…

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2018 Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series at Old Westbury Gardens

Join us for our Picnic Pops Concert Series .Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and we'll provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens. July 11 , 2018 The…

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Beech Tree Concert Series 2017

Schedule of Events: Sunday, July 9, 2017 Cross Island Suzanne's cello/piano duo with Elinor Abrams Zayas - once again opens the series CROSS ISLAND, with clarinetist Sandy Tepper. The program will include duets and trios by Wolfgang Mozart,…

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Picnic Pops Summer Concert Series 2017

Schedule of Events: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s Mitch Woods and his Rocket 88s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and…

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Poetica Musica: Love In Time Of War

Music Commemorating the Centennial of World War I.  Works will include the Violin Sonata in G minor by Claude Debussy, Along the Field written for violin and voice by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Trio for flute, violin, and piano by Bohuslav Martinu…

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Scottish Games

With bagpipes, caber tossing, and highland dancing, the Scottish Games is one of the highlights of our season. It is believed that the games were begun by the ancient highland chieftains to help them select the strongest men for their armies. The…

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