Untermyer Gardens
Untermyer Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Untermyer Gardens is a 46 acre former estate that is now a public garden. Open seven days a week it includes multiple garden areas including a Walled Garden, a grand Vista, a Ruin Garden, the Temple of Love, a Rhododendron Walk and a Rock and Stream Garden.
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William G
New York City, NY6 contributions
Mar 2023
Hard to pick a favorite - the walled garden? the Temple of Love? the staircase to the river? the gatehouse plantings?

A spectacular rescue and preserve mission of one of America's most celebrated gardens.
Written 4 March 2023
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kanyesmemepalace
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
Sep 2022
In short; truly the most difficult place to narrow down into 1 instagram post. I had all of NYC covered in 1 post, but this was harder.

Truly the best place we visited in NY. So much more than I expected. Constantly stunning, everywhere you turn, every path you go down is just amazing. I went there without really knowing what it would be and was just completely blown away. I'm so happy places like this exist. The gardeners do an amazing job, not sure how they keep up with this place but it's phenomenal!! I will not allow anyone I know to skip this on a trip to New York.
"Awe-inspiring. Would not have thought that a garden like that would exist in Yonkers. It felt like it wasn't real." - quote by my partner (who I made come with me and is not particularly a 'gardens person').
Written 24 September 2022
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Lauren L
Staten Island, NY13 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I have lived in New York for 52 years and had never heard of this magnificent, hidden gem, until recently. This park Is absolutely breathtaking and it’s beauty literally brought me to tears.
Written 20 September 2022
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lawtonjl2002
Norwich, NY372 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I was staying nearby and decided to walk to the park. I was able to discover all the features in about an hour and half. The revitalization is still in progress but what has been completed is stunning and visually pleasing.
Written 19 May 2022
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Josh D
Mamaroneck, NY414 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I enjoy nature!! I don’t like being emerged fully in trees because then I feel like Walter White or Daniel Day Lewis (meaning I want to hide or not be in public viewing)!! I enjoy cities and trees and plants!! I got fake plants for my dorm because I thought I wouldn’t care for a real one and it would die!! Anyway I went here with my grandma and it is very calming!! We walked around and saw the views!! We were there for 10 or 15 minutes!!
Written 13 May 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA410 contributions
Nov 2021
A beautiful, open garden to wander around, relax, get a breath of fresh air, and enjoy the plants and nature around you. I love coming by here after a long day and taking time to re-center.
Written 4 January 2022
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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY1,573 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
he Untermeyer Park & Gardens is an absolute gorgeous and stunning attraction based in Yonkers, New York.

The garden was designed by architect, William W. Bosworth, and built and developed in 1916, by Samuel Untermeyer, a prominent attorney and civic leader.

Today, the garden is open to the public and hosts many cultural and social events.

In December of 2021, I brought my wife and myself to the garden to view and take pictures of the Grand Holiday Illumination, which first began in 2015, and has now become an annual holiday attraction in Yonkers, New York.

The Grand Holiday Illumination features hundreds of thousands of well decorated lights, a beautiful Christmas tree, and the playing of classic and timeless Christmas music.

In addition to the beauty that’s displayed at the Grand Holiday Illumination, my wife and I enjoy munching down on the complimentary cookies and hot delicious chocolate that is provided by the community volunteers.

During the holiday season, both my wife and I highly recommend for everyone to visit the Grand Holiday Illumination at the Untermeyer Park & Garden to explore and sightsee the amazing Christmas decorations.
Written 4 January 2022
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Anonymous
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Beautiful place. Very unfriendly staff. Guards are very rude and got very close to me when speaking to me.
Written 20 November 2021
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ML01001
Enfield, CT73 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Stunning gardens, lovely stroll, and free!
I am not even sure what else to say… this once-private property is a masterwork of garden design. The walled garden was my favorite, but the entire area is full of beauty and views that don’t stop.
Written 25 September 2021
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ktbeenthere2015
New York City, NY204 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
The grounds, created at a time when historic art, bubbling pools and gardens wove a haven for respite, have a stunning vista of the Hudson. Decorative objects, grottos, wandering trails, and views give pause for contemplation, conversation and candid shots. You just need a love of the outdoors to appreciate. Visitors ranged in ages from infants to their great grandparents. Everyone can find fulfillment of one (or more) of the senses.

At first daunted by the descent on the regal staircase to the Hudson viewpoint realizing the return uphill, but by utilizing the trails with more gradual slopes and by taking my time, I experienced not a single pant at the end. I even descended to the lowest trail. The temple of love is heavenly and - in September- swarming with the migrating monarch butterflies.

Riding a combination of the 1 subway and the BeeLine bus 2 from Manhattan to Tudor House (last stop) was quite straightforward taking almost 2 hours. I tried to return by the 6 beeline bus and the MetroNorth from Yonkers but the bus did not arrive as scheduled. Not wanting to wait another hour, I returned the same route. Both the beeline buses are steps from the entrance. The Greystone Manor stop on the MetroNorth line was closed the day I visited- check the schedule to ensure it has re-opened if you prefer that option.

I recommend bringing a book, a snack or a drink for an excuse to spend more time soaking up the beauty and to lose oneself in the homage to serenity.
Written 8 September 2021
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Untermyer Gardens is open:
  • Mon - Mon 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM


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