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Garden History Tour of Untermyer Gardens

Location

Untermyer Park & Gardens
945 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

40.965993 -73.885975

County: Westchester
Region: Lower Hudson

Date(s)

  • September 5, 2021, 11:00AM, 90 minutes
  • September 12, 2021, 11:00AM, 90 minutes

Details

Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description This tour highlights the history of the estate from its origin in 1862, through each of its three owners, emphasizing its world famous heyday in the Untermyer years, its dramatic decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing from 2011 to the present day. There will be an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife and their place in early 20th century history as well as discussion of the remarkable architecture of the gardens. There will be some limited discussion of the horticulture but the magnificent plantings will mostly speak for themselves. Children twelve and under are free. As the tour goes down the steps of the Vista and then back up a woodland path to the Temple of Love, we suggest sturdy shoes. Strollers are not advised for the tours. Sponsoring Organization Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

Contact Information

gardens@untermyergardens.org
9146134502
https://www.facebook.com/UntermyerGardens/

Registration

Advance registration required.
Purchase tickets in advance using this link: https://www.untermyergardens.org/tours2.html History Tour
$12

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: walking shoes and water

Event Duration (hours): 1.5

Family Friendly
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Portion
Additional Wheelchair Info: The Walled Garden portion of the tour is accessible.
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