West Bayshore is a hamlet located on the South Shore of Long Island in Suffolk County, New York. It is part of Islip Township, which is the third largest Township in The State of New York.
It is also the home of Sagtikos Manor and Gardiner County Park.
Sagtikos Manor is one of the oldest structures in the Town of Islip. It is also the home of the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society and Friends of the Manor Gardens (FMG), a standing committee under the umbrella of the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society
FMG is dedicated to the maintenance and the restoration of the historic landscape at Sagtikos Manor.
They are responsible for:
• Keeping up appearances
• Resurrecting the plants within the 80 yr old walled garden
• Decorative Plantings
• Garden Events and Grounds Tours
Gardener County Park:
Gardiner County Park is a 231 acre nature-oriented public park on the Great South Bay, known for its beautiful hiking trails, and bird watching. It is also a fabulous dog-walking park.
Montauk Hwy Between Manor Ln & Gardiner Dr
The walled garden, commissioned by Sarah Gardiner and built in the 1930’s is enclosed by a red brick wall constructed by Italian masons. Archival photos show a grid plan used within the walls that showcased roses, a vegetable garden and long peony runs. There is also a garden house, cold frames and statuaries. The highlight of the garden is a peacock fountain sculpted by Mary Aldrich Fraser, whose father Spencer Aldrich was a prominent and active Bay Shore resident. The gardens, long neglected, are currently being restored by the Friends of the Manor Gardens.
Montauk Hwy Between Manor Ln & Gardiner Dr West Bay Shore, NY 11706
Gardiner County Park
Montauk Hwy, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Gardiner County Park a 231 acre nature-oriented public park on the Great South Bay in Suffolk County, New York. Gardiner Park offers a large off-leash dog park as well as activities that include bird watching, hiking, nature and fitness trials. Gardiner Park recently added a “Butterfly Garden”.