I had to do some digging to satisfy my own curiosity and came across a wonderful article in the New York Times from April 2009. There I found a treasure trove of photographs of the house in her worst state of deterioration just after it was purchased by Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee. But I was also treated to photos of the newly restored Grey Gardens, including her magical gardens.
I invite you to watch the HBO movie to get the full story of this eccentric mother and daughter living a free spirited life as their home literally crumbles around them. But you will also delight in visiting the NYT photo gallery and details of its restoration.