Westbury House and its surrounding landscape and gardens are a witness to the mastery of the full vocabulary of the classical tradition by its designer George A. Crawley (like Robert and James Adams and other 18th century English designers and architects). Join educator and volunteer docent Gene Lanzaro for a two-part tour of Westbury House and the gardens and discover Crawley's use and command of ornamental motifs of ancient Greece and Rome at the Gardens.
Address: 71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11590
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.
Upcoming Events at Old Westbury Gardens: