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Dog Days at Old Westbury Gardens (Video)

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Old Westbury Gardens again invites local dogs to bring their families out Dog Days at the Gardens, this Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30th.

The annual fall dog festival features fun pet games, demonstrations, agility contests, exhibits by animal welfare groups, vendors, and rescue groups. Fall Dog Festival on sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - exhibits by animal welfare organizations, vendors, and rescue groups.

The entertaining Dog Costume Contest and Parade are scheduled for Sunday at 3:00 pm. People are invited to wear costumes as well.

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. 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. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.

Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops, Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.

Location: 71 Old Westbury Rd., Westbury

516 333-0048

http://www.oldwestburygardens.org

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