Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Rd
Old Westbury, New York 11568
Phone: 516-333-0048
Lorraine Gilligan - 516-333-0048 - lgilligan@oldwestburygardens.org

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 English designer George A. Crawley and New York architect Grosvenor Atterbury, the Charles ll revival style country house is the focal point of 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, Old Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibitions, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical and pop concerts, 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. 

Our Mission, Old Westbury Gardens seeks to inspire appreciation of the early 20th century American country estate through faithful preservation and interpretation of its landscape, gardens, architecture, and collections.

Old Westbury Gardens is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


Phipps children playing football in the South Allée circa 1916

Films circa 1916 and 1930.

Margarita Phipps, her son Michael and his wife Molly, posing at Westbury House

Images chronicling the Phipps family and their lives at Westbury House.