Westbury Gardens and Planting Fields Arboretum
This tour will take you out of the city to two estate gardens on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Once the stomping ground of New York's ruling class, these gardens are two of the finest examples of their age. A great escape from the congestion of the city; and experience the fresh opulence of another age.
In the Gold Coast era, eclecticism and historicism dominated garden design as well as architecture. This led to the creation of gardens adapted from models from all over the world;
The 409 acres of Planting Fields includes an extensive collection of gardens, including the Italian Garden, Cloister Garden and Circular Pool, Children's Play House, Rose Garden, and Perennial Garden, Synoptic Garden, Sensory Garden, Heather Garden, Dwarf Conifer Garden, Hydrangea Collection, Day Lily Garden and Dahlia Garden.
Westbury: Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes
Van will leave promptly for 45 minute drive to Westbury Gardens for two hour tour; you may explore on your own or join my guided tour.
stop for lunch at farm to table restaurant
two hour tour of Planting Fields gardens.
return to the city, Citifieild parking lot.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Holiday Inn Express 113-10 Horace Harding Expy, Flushing, NY
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Holiday Inn Express 113-10 Horace Harding Expy, Flushing, NY
Duration: 7 hours
We will be at the whims to New York City traffic and weather which is notoriously variable. We will leave early to try to avoid traffic.
Please wear weather appropriate clothing, I will provide umbrellas in case of rain, in cases of extreme weather, tour will have to cancel.
mini-van will provide transport
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - We will be stopping for lunch; not included in tour price.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks