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A Walk Through The Garden

I recently made a visit to Old Westbury Gardens, which is one of the most beautiful places on Long Island. It’s the former property of a very wealthy family, and it’s now open to the public. You can take a stroll through vine-covered paths, dip your feet into refreshing fountains, and even take a tour through the gigantic antique-filled home.

I visited this spot many times as a child, and it was incredible to revisit such a beautiful place – especially because I have a much greater appreciation for natural beauty now that I’m older. Everywhere I walked, I imagined being one of the young girls who used to live there, and what it would have been like to run free through the property, examining every bit of nature and getting lost in the beauty of it all.

White hydrangeas

Girl against brick wall

Ornate gate

Girl in front of mansion

Fun fact: This property was actually used during the filming of the movie Cruel Intentions! Do you recognize the house?

Sunlight, leaves

Girl walking through garden

Pink rose

Girl, ivy



Girl under huge tree

Pink flowers

Girl walking down stone steps

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Sam -August 2, 2013, 9:02AM

It’s so wonderful that you posted this! My parents got married there <3

Christine -August 2, 2013, 11:10AM

Where is that girls tank from? I absolutely love her outfit

Juliette Laura -August 2, 2013, 7:45PM

Oh my goodness that place looks like a dream! So so beautiful! I would love to visit.

xo, Juliette Laura

Kari -August 2, 2013, 7:55PM

Now I want to watch Cruel Intentions :)

Shelley -August 2, 2013, 10:11PM

Amazing! It’s like the set of a movie!

Miki -August 3, 2013, 8:32PM

I love going to places like this and almost pretending that I lived there :)
The skirt is also so beautiful, perfectly timeless

Tod -August 4, 2013, 7:50AM

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