The English Charm Of Old Westbury Garden, New York
Old Westbury Gardens is located in Westbury, New York, United States, on the Northern Shore of Long Island. It was formally the estate of John Shaffer Phipps, a wealthy financier and state developer, as a present for his English fiancée Margarita Grace. Resembles Margarita family estate in BattleAbbey, England; the estate began its construction on 1903 and finished on 1906. The virtuoso architectural inspiration for this 100 acres width mansion is English Charles II Manorial-style of the Caroline era, under the supervision of George A. Crawley as the architect and designer of the mansion along with the garden. John and Margarita Phipps resided at the house until their deaths.
Old Westbury Gardens includes the 23 rooms of Westbury House, in the midst of 200 acres of alluring gardens, beautiful woodlands, lakes and ponds alongside enormous picturesque landscapes. The House is endowed by first-rate English antiques and finest ornamental arts from more than fifty years of family residence. After passing through the 16th century style gates which restored by George Crawley in 1918, a walkway lined with European linden is welcoming the visitors, leading them to the House.
Old Westbury Gardens has been open for public tour since 1959, and listed as the National Register for Historic Places in 1976. Nowadays the garden is a tourist attraction for all ages, and open daily except Tuesday, from April to October. Visitors can explore the richness of classic beauty offered by the OldWestburyMansion and Garden with a complete explanation from a tour guide for a wide range of topics concerning to history, art, architecture, and horticulture. This historical American Country Estate of the early 20th century which located in one of the most expensive suburbs of the world; offers miscellaneous programs such as indoor and outdoor classical concert, museum exhibition, horticultural workshop, botanical arts, to Scottish Games.