Untemeyer Gardens Conservatory:
Yonkers NY 23 Sep
I couldn’t believe that there is no entrance fee at the Untemeyer Garden. It is definitely one of the more hidden gems. The beauty and design of the garden exceeded my expectations. The restoration of the garden began in 2010 under the jurisdiction of the Untemeyer Gardens Conservatory. Before 2010 the place was overgrown and barren. The garden property is currently 43 acres, although most of it is undeveloped.
Visiting the garden is not very tiring. The formal gardens don’t span a very large area but each of the three developed areas are magnificent in their own right. The walled garden is a Persian style garden with flowers and canal interspersed with Greek architecture, and intricate mosaic panels. Leading from the Walled Garden is the Vista with 135 steps down which leads to ancient Roman columns and panoramic views of the Hudson River. The Temple of Love is the third developed area. Through a wooded area there is a path that leads from the Vista to the Magnificent Temple of Love. The Temple of Love is a naturalistic rock outcropping with cantilevered terraces, winding steps and water falls cascading down. Atop the waterfalls there is a terrace that offers beautiful views of the waterfall and the surrounding areas.
Posted: September 20, 2018
945 North Broadway
Yonkers NY 10701
Untermyer Park and Gardens opens at 7am, and closes 45 minutes before sunset every day. Except during the Grand Holiday Illumination when the Walled Garden is open until 8pm.
During the winter, in icy conditions, the gardens are closed.