Spring is right around the corner and what a better way to experience the first sights and aromas of this season of rebirth than to plan a visit to Old Westbury Gardens. Old Westbury Gardens will open its doors on Saturday, April 2, 2011. The Gardens will be open weekends only from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will be open on weekdays beginning Monday, April 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Old Westbury Gardens is the former home of John S. Phipps. Completed in 1906, Westbury House sits amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Old Westbury Gardens was recently named by Four Seasons Magazine as one of the top three public gardens in the world. The article published by the hotel and resort giant described OWG as a “vibrant, living, breathing, changing and growing landscape, so near to New York City yet so far away in spirit”.
The Syosset Public Library has 2 Membership passes to the Gardens. Each pass admits a family of four (2 adults & 2 children 18 & under) to both Westbury House & Gardens. Parking is free and there is a discount at the Garden State Plant Shop & Gift Shop. From time to time the Gardens will host special programs that may have added fees that are not covered by the Syosset Public Library’s Membership and are, therefore, the patrons responsibility. It is recommended that you check the gardens website before your visit. The Gardens are closed on Tuesdays. To reserve a pass to Old Westbury Gardens or to any other museum in our Museum Pass Program please visit our website and click on the Museum Pass Program link listed under the Additional Links heading on the right hand side of the page. Patrons can also contact the Readers Services desk on the 2nd floor via phone (516) 921-7161 ext. 239 or in person.
– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services