Old Westbury Gardens Celebrates Gardeners’ Fair

A live auction took place after dinner. (Photos by Tab Hauser)

Old Westbury Gardens was in full bloom, with guests gathering to honor interior designer Tom Samet on May 18 for the annual Gardeners’ Fair. The event, which was chaired by Anne Byers, began with a garden stroll followed by cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Born and raised in Old Westbury, Samet specializes in adapting traditional design styles and credits the historic home and beautifully manicured gardens at Old Westbury for inspiring his passion and appreciation for classic design.

“I would say my decorating style is influenced by the gracious country houses found in Locust Valley and on the North Shore of Long Island where I was raised,” he said.

The historic home and beautifully manicured gardens, which began when Peggie Phipps Boegner created a public garden to honor her mother, inspire Samet’s passion and appreciation for classic design.

Currently in bloom this spring are lilacs, wisteria, dogwoods, azaleas and tree peonies.

Old Westbury Gardens is located at 71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury. For more information, call 516-333-0048 or visit www.oldwestburygardens.org.

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Jennifer Fauci
Jennifer Fauci is the former managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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