An Aerial View of Old Westbury Gardens
Experience one of the most beautiful Gardens in the world
right in your backyard on the North Shore of Long Island.
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.
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 pop concerts, slide
lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and
gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and 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.
We hope you enjoy