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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road, NY 11568, Old Westbury, NY 11568
516-333-0048
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Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Old Westbury Gardens is a great place to go to relax and get your mind back. The beautiful gardens are kept to perfection. The mansion is large yet... more »
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Upstate NY
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Old Westbury Gardens is a wonderful, tranquil oasis of vast (for LI) green spaces, lovely colorful gardens and a beautiful mansion as well. It's well worth a visit to tour the mansion, learn about the wealthy Phipps family, and takes great walks on the large property. On the Monday we visited, the admission was only $5 for everything! Bring a... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I loved my visit to this Mansion. Beautiful gardens and fountains. Great place to bring a picnic and a camera.

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Sea Cliff, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This garden was at one time much better, in my opinion. It has become rather pedestrian and the gardens while large are filled with rather common plantings. The two ponds are filled with green water and are ugly. The lily pond had large buckets with the lilies which looked artificial. Recently instead of correcting some of the issues, they choose... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful home that rivals some of the National Trust properties I've visited in England. The rooms are all restored with mostly original artifacts and furniture, and the stories that accompany the rooms are fascinating. I highly recommend taking the tour though I will say it's a bit long, so young children or restless souls should skip it.... More

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New York City, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The gardens are beautiful and very well kept. The admission is $8.00 to wander around freely and you can bring a picnic lunch. They also give tours. This is a wonderful example of Long Island's Gold Coast

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Marcellus, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visited Old Westbury gardens on July 7, 2014. Just wandering around the gardens and throughout the Trainor house is a wonderful way to relax during traveling which can become stressful at times. I think they are relatively unknown because everyone I have talked to after leaving had never heard of them. What I liked best was the freedom to... More

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Ocala, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our family visited this location in June. It has wonderful, well-kept gardens. The admission price includes access to the home and the majority of the property. I highly recommend taking a tour of the house with one of the very knowledgeable volunteers. If possible, take the "Talk & Tour: Classicism and the English Country Estate" tour with docent Gene Lanzaro.... More

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Oceanside, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The grounds are beautiful , the staff is very helpful, and we purchased some gift shop bargains. Nice.

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Franklin Square, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Nice park like atmosphere to relax and enjoy the gardens on a day off. Go for it on a day off. It is really nice in many ways

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jacksonville,florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This mansion has museum quality furnishings and art. The tour was very interesting, and the docent Mea gave so much interesting information about the Phipps family and the house. The garden tour by Kim was very interesting also. Sadly the formal rose garden was destroyed by the harsh winter so the plants there were tiny and not blooming. ( I... More

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