Episode 6

18. The Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden scene in The Gilded Age on HBO
Photograph by Barbara Nitke/HBO

Dashell insists that Ms. Brooks attend his dedication ceremony at the New York Botanical Garden and by the end of the affair, it’s clear why. He had a very important question to ask. These scenes in the garden were filmed at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island. The gardens are part of the Phipps estate, built in 1906. Over 200 acres are covered by formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds, and lakes.