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Wonderful gardens and delicious food

This is one of the most magnificent gardens I have ever seen. I self-toured the gardens in late... read more

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Enjoyable and Interesting

A trip back in time to a turn of the 20th century house and the beautiful gardens surrounding it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Island, NY
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Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps. Opened to the public in 1959 with the mission of preserving a part of Long Island’s...more
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71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY 11568-1603
+1 516-333-0048
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the most magnificent gardens I have ever seen. I self-toured the gardens in late July, and really appreciated the obvious effort that has been made to keep the plantings fresh and garden color stunning throughout the summer. I enjoyed a wonderful,...More

Thank Charlottekitty030
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip back in time to a turn of the 20th century house and the beautiful gardens surrounding it. See what life was like before you were born (but have heard about), and expose the kids to what life was like before computers, iPhones, X-boxes...More

Thank ajps1020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wen ther at noon to picnic. Been there before. CAREFUL, bring something to sit on since the wood tables/seat are filthy! If never there, take the free tour (free with admission) to the house. Gorgeous! Walk the gardens. Summer they have a free concert...More

Thank ronsF6171VH
Reviewed 9 July 2018

1-beautiful day, warm, breezy,- no humidity 2-had BOA credit card- free admittance 3-after tour of the gardens w guide, a hour long music interlude w music by Cross Island [duet-piano&cello] under a 180 year old beach tree] this is well worth a visit-the rounds, gardens,...More

1  Thank leo t
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy maintained English style gardens this is a wonderful Long Island option. The large home has been used in several popular movies (not much to see inside).. the down side is that admission is kinda expensive especially since it’s not near the water...More

Thank LI-Pastor
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have visited Old Westbury Gardens twice so far- once during the summer of 2015 and once November of 2017. Both were during two very different seasons and were two completely different experiences. Touring the mansion was a lot of fun. We were given first-hand...More

4  Thank Jannatul A
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

It’s been about 33 years since I’ve been to visit the gardens, now I brought my family to enjoy. It was a last minute decision Mother’s Day morning to drive out on the island. Driving from Brooklyn, it only took 40 minutes with traffic. Wishing...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Spent and hour and s half at Westbury Gardens. Picked the perfect day. The gardens are beautiful. The mansion was interesting and beautiful as well. We ate at the Cafe in the woods. Not a restaurant but a shack. I bought the turkey sandwich which...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had a half a day and discovered we were only 20 minutes from this garden so decided to give it a try. Was pleasantly surprised at the size of the gardens and how well laid out it was. You can easily spend a day...More

Thank FormerWorldTraveller
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The property is beautiful. So many wonderful spots to explore. Flowers are stunning. This is a very relaxing place to have a picnic.

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3 June 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
It’s about $12-13/pp they do give guided tours but no headphones
Betty Q
27 May 2018|
Response from Jessica R | Reviewed this property |
I was there for one and a half hours
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3 September 2017|
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