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.
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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…Read More »
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…Read More »
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,…Read More »
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…Read More »
Music Commemorating the Centennial of World War I.Â 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…Read More »