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Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road, NY 11568, Old Westbury, NY 11568
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: The dazzlingly diverse gardens, designed in 1906, have Eastern and Western touches.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our first visit to Old Westbury Gardens, with friends and family ranging from 12 to 52 years old. "The Rise" is an awe inspiring array of 5,000 hand carved pumpkins purposely arranged along well designated walking paths on flat to gentle rolling terrain. The hours of craftsmanship and design is inconceivable, truly a must see. Purchase your tickets in advance,... More

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Bay Shore, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We visited it last summer. It is a place where lush green nature is beckoning at us . The mansion is full of history .The design of Westbury house follows English country house. The gardens are in color riot. We really enjoy the view here. I recommend it to all of you .

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited Old Westbury Gardens October 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. We were here not to see the gardens, but to view the "Rise of the Jack-o-lanterns " display for Halloween. The creativity and workmanship that goes into the carving of these pumpkins is remarkable. It's a walk through a designated area that takes about 45 minutes to an hour... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It is awesome place. I am glad that it is open to the public. It is a great place to have a wedding ceremony (we saw 2 on the same day). Flowers garden is very well kept. My advice: bring your own food and have a lunch (they have about 10 tables and plenty of space) Cons: FEE, food choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had a wonderful time strolling in the westbury gardens, learning about the mansion, history and about the different gardens. In my own words, describing my experience..... I drove to old westbury gardens, singing my favorite songs along the way……I entered through the prince gate. The road leading to the mansion was covered on both sides with huge trees. It... More

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Merrick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

there's nothing like listening to the mesmerizing masterful sounds of classical music in a majestic setting. Where else can you get such value as to invest $25 in three and a half hours of entertainment? The Gold Coast estate of Old Westbury Gardens combined with the masterful sounds of Poetica Musica are book ended by a house tour, a pre-concert... More

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Columbia KY
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105 reviews 105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This spot is one of the highlights of our recent visit to Long Island. The mansion is very interesting, and the gardens thoroughly entertained my gardner wife

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Garden City, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
8 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've been here in all the seasons and there's always something new that amazes you. I've been here for charity walks, special dog days(which Old Westbury Gardens should do more often), Rise of the Pumpkins event and even winter celebrations. The grounds are beautiful and immaculately cared for. It's amazing that a long time ago it was someone's personal estate...wow... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
100 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

should be listed under attraction "long island", as well as under old westbury. easily to nicest house/gardens on long island. the house tour was very nice, suffering only from group much too large for available space, and guide too soft spoken. garden tour lasted 75 minutes, also very nice. must plan to spend 3-4 hours , just to enjoy the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you like gardens and antiques you must visit this place. Has a "snack bar" sandwiches and drinks. It was very good. They should do more with it. I was told at it was farm land at one time. It would be good to do that again and sell local produce.

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