Several of Long Island’s best-known gardens have mounted coordinating exhibitions in conjunction with Nassau County Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Garden Party. Through June 22, Bailey Arboretum is exhibiting 26 flower and garden photographs by the noted photo illustrator, Thomas Palmer. Through July 6, Old Westbury Gardens is exhibiting Garden Party: Works by Nancy Lorenz and Anat Shifton. Planting Fields Arboretum exhibited orchid watercolors by Andrey Avinoff through May 11. A selection of Avinoff’s orchid watercolors can be seen in the exhibition at Nassau County Museum of Art.
Speaking of the related exhibitions, NCMA’s director, Karl E. Willers, Ph.D., said: “We are all so truly fortunate to have such world-class, historic gardens located within the museum’s immediate Long Island neighborhood. It is wonderful and very appropriate to expand the reach of an exhibition such as Garden Party, especially when it involves working with local institutions where we have such supportive and friendly colleagues.”
Bailey Arboretum is located at 194 Bayville Road in Locust Valley; it is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee. For further information call (516) 801-1458 or log onto baileyarboretum.org.
Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Road in Westbury; it is open every day but Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 (adults), $8 (seniors), $5 (children 7-17), free for ages 6 and under. Access to the house, grounds and the exhibition are included in the admission fee. For further information call (516) 333-0048 or log onto oldwestburygardens.org.
Garden Party remains on view at Nassau County Museum of Art through July 6. Located at 1 Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, the museum is open every day but Monday from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Admission is $10 (adults), $8 (seniors) and $5 (children 4-12), free for ages 4 and under. For further information call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.