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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, Outdoors
Owner description: The dazzlingly diverse gardens, designed in 1906, have Eastern and Western touches.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The dazzlingly diverse gardens, designed in 1906, have Eastern and Western touches.

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Dayton, OH
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

$10 a person includes parking, the grounds/gardens and a guided tour (every half hour) of the home. You can take a self-guided tour, but the docents are excellent and bring the house to life. The grounds and gardens would be worth the price even without the house. We went end of June, so some varieties (such as the lilacs) were... More 

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New York, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great place to spend the day walking around and taking in nature. The manor house was an interesting walk through and the guide was informative. The gardens were beautiful with lots to explore. Will come back again!

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Hewlett, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

In the area, that is often referred to as the "Gold Coast" because of the many mansions that were built on the North Shore of Long Island. There are various gardens and the mansion is still here. It is a wonderful way to spend a few hours. On the day that I was there, a Dance group was performing.

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New York City, New York
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172 reviews 172 reviews
71 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

These grounds are absolutely beautiful. You can spend a sunny afternoon walking around and taking in all the history around you. I love it here.

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Wantagh
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

An afternoon enjoying the gardens and mansion is a must if visiting or living on long island. The grounds/gardens are magnificent.

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Located just a few minute drive from a number of popular shopping areas, Old Westbury Gardens is like an oasis. The house is maintained meticulously, with period furniture artfully displayed. The numerous gardens are beautiful to stroll through on your own or with a guided tour.

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new york
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

if you feel stressful you must go to old westbury gardens spend all day long there and take pictures, of course i felt peaceful there my boyfriend and i, both of us felt that we were definitely in the heaven for sure there are all kinds of flower are efflorescing right now we took a lot of pictures there don't... More 

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flushing, ny
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96 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We've been here several times over the years to stroll the grounds & an occasional tour of the mansion. Beautiful surroundings.

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Long Island, NY
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90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This place is crazy beautiful. Wish I could afford to live near here. Def worth a visit to the mansion and grounds.

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
28 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Gorgeous grounds filled with flowers, greenery and gentle flowing brooks. The former estate offers an ideal place for a romantic picnic or family gathering. Old Westbury Gardens is frequently utilized for tented affairs on the spacious grounds. Driving up the winding entrance way past the large iron gates, immediately transports you to another time on Long Island when socialites, press... More 

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