Old Westbury Gardens has quickly become one of my favorite places. There are acres and acres of beautiful flowers and trees to see and paths to walk. I spent a day exploring the grounds in May and made a mental note to return in the summer to see the dahlias in bloom. Two weekends ago I returned and I was literally the first car to enter the gardens. Being there when the gates opened super bright and early allowed me to have the gardens almost completely to myself. When I visited in May the rose garden was not yet in bloom so that was my first stop on this visit. The Primrose Path — which is beautiful brick path lined with flowers on both sides — opens up into the rose garden, which is a circular garden with all different varieties of roses growing between shrubs and hanging from trees. Another perk of getting to the garden early enough aside from being able to take as many photos as you want and not being in anyone’s way is you get to catch the dew drops still on the flowers.