All About Salvia

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June 16, 2013


Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury

All Ages

$10 museum admission

Event description: Salvia with their spires of flowers with dozens of individual florettes make an excellent addition to any garden. They are easy care perennials, excellent for hummingbird gardens, thrive in hot, dry areas where other plants aren't happy. Salvia are also good for cutting, offering an interesting, slender form. The Gardens� head grower, Scott Lucas, will discuss the traits of varieties and advise on plant selection.

Address: 71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-333-0048

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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