Saturday, August 9, 2014

Old Westbury Gardens

Last weekend Hubby and I made a trip to Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island, NY. There are gardens and a mansion. I thought I would share some of the pictures I took with you.

This is the former home of the Phipps family. Photography wasn't allowed inside the home. Many of the furnishings are from the 1700's. I just love touring historic homes.
Below are some headstones from the dog cemetery on the grounds. We came upon this before we saw any flowers.
 This was inside a beautiful walled garden.

Here is a little Thatched Cottage that served as the children's play house. So cute.
 The children had couple of little log cabins to play in also.

 This is the back of the mansion.

This is the view from the back of the mansion.
These urns are just gorgeous and there are a lot of them.
This is what would be the mansion's pool. From the pool you could view a small lake. It is quite stagnant now and not very pretty, but I am sure it once was  a nice view.
I hope you enjoyed the tour.
Back in my own back yard, the birds were enjoying a feast at the feeder.

Thanks for stopping by!


Irene said...

Hello Cathie

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures of the stunning mansion, it's beautiful. The flowers and grounds are breathtaking and what a fabulous play house for the children.


butterfly said...

Beautiful , very much like the big houses we have here the same style and gardens , were they from England ? the little childrens house is like the devon cottages.

mamasmercantile said...

Great photos, particularly the garden, thank you for sharing.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my this was fun. The heck with CHILDREN in that little thatched cottage...I think us grownups would have a blast playing there too ( just have to bring some little ones along as our excuse :) I enjoyed the tour and the lovely photos.

CathieJ said...

Thanks for the comment. Hubby and I really enjoyed our visit.

CathieJ said...

The house designer was English. I am not sure of the family.

CathieJ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. We enjoyed the gardens and mansion.

CathieJ said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting Deb. The Thatched Cottage was big enough for a guest bungalow.

Donna said...

So pretty! I think I actually went there on a field trip for school when I was younger. It looks so familiar. I love the little thatched cottage. So adorable!

Hannah The Knit said...

Beautiful photos!
I love places like this - especially walled gardens and cubbies and things. I like to imagine what might have gone on there. Thanks for sharing your trip.

karen said...

what an outing! I love the photos and the the grounds of the magnificent place :)

CathieJ said...

Oh how wonderful. I only remember going to the Vanderbilt museum with school. Maybe we should go back there too.

CathieJ said...

It is always fun to imagine what it was like to live in such luxury.

CathieJ said...

Thank you.