Fairy Petal Portraits

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June 01, 2013


Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury

Young elementary

$12 with $12 museum admission

Event description: Fairies are Old Westbury Gardens� masters of disguise, hiding amongst the petals of our flower beds. Little artists join a guided walk to search the Gardens for different fairy habitats and later bring their visions to life by creating tiny framed portraiture from dried flower petals. All registered children complete their craft with a take home flower press to recreate the magic. Registration required.

Address: 71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-766-6257
Website: oldwestburygardens.org

About Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.

Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops,  Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.  


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