Thursday, August 27, 2009

Old Westbury

Some of our readers may recognize this house from "The Grandfather" episode of Gossip Girl last season.  What you may not realize is that Old Westbury, completed in 1906 by english designer George A. Crawley, is on the national register of historic places and is known as one of the world's most beautiful gardens.

I had the privilege of visiting this garden on Long Island last year.  The pictures below do not even begin to capture the beauty and awe of the scene.  Approximately 160 acres of various gardens...  the walled garden...

The trellis goes on and on...

One of my favorite aspects of the garden was the children's garden.  This thatched roof play house was for the only girl, Peggie.  How lovely are the tulips and the topiaries by the door?
The boys had their own play houses as well their's were a more rough and tough long cabin style. 

What an amazing place to grow up!
If you ever get a chance to take a tour, I highly recommend it!  For more information go to:

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