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Old Westbury Gardens

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

P.O. Box 430Old Westbury, NY 11568 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.

Description

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps. Built in 1906 by the English designer George A. Crawley, the magnificient Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid eighty-eight acres of carefully planned formal gardens and landscaped grounds interspersed with woodlands, ponds, and lakes. Westbury House, with its grand architectural features and generous proportions, is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the neary fifty years of the family's residence.

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