Untermyer Gardens

Untermyer Gardens, Yonkers: Hours, Address, Untermyer Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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ktbeenthere2015
New York City, NY124 contributions
Inspiration at its finest
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 September 8, 2021
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Siobhan O
Brooklyn, NY58 contributions
A Must See
Aug 2021
One of my new favorite places to visit. Free to get in and free parking. Many beautiful gardens to walk and see overlooking the Hudson River. I highly recommend this garden to all my friends. A nice day trip out of Brooklyn.
Written September 6, 2021
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Cinns
Stamford, CT19 contributions
Urban Oasis
Jul 2021
We felt like we discovered hidden treasure! Untermyer Gardens has, apparently, been around since the 1800s, but has fallen into disrepair and been restored several times through the years. This latest restoration was well worth the effort the Conservancy put into it. It is a unique, beautiful, interesting, unexpected oasis in the middle of Yonkers!
We particularly loved the Rock and Stream Garden below "The Temple of Love" and the urban character retained in the Gate House. There was a philharmonic concert at the Walled Garden so we didn't get to see the whole thing, but what a lovely place for a concert!
We cannot wait to go back to explore some more.

A few things to note:
- Only the upper part of the property is stroller/wheelchair friendly, unless you are prepared to use the bumpy, mulch-covered paths that take the long way through the property. I felt terrible for the man carrying a stroller back up the dozens of steps of "The Vista," as well as for his wife carrying their young chid!
-The property is built on a hill that goes down via steps or paths; I'd venture to say it's not ideal for those who have trouble with stairs or uneven surfaces.
- There is one restroom at the top. (There was a line for the men's room, but none for the women's - definitely a first!)
- It is free (yes, really!) to visit and there was no gift shop and no places to purchase water or food, so bring your own - blankets are allowed in several areas and there are picnic tables when you walk in.
- The parking lot is tiny, so bring a few quarters for metered street parking,
Written July 25, 2021
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hrobinson1114
Hopkinsville, KY2,384 contributions
Beautiful garden oasis
Jun 2021 • Solo
Beautiful green spot in Yonkers, about half an hour outside the city. Pretty panoramic views, gorgeous expansive gardens, intriguing architecture that makes you think maybe this is a little Greek oasis. Walking paths. Very peaceful for the most part (aside from the typical selfie taking groups). Picnic areas. Free entry! I’m going to stop by again when traveling outside NYC.
Written June 15, 2021
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ken j
Manalapan, NJ675 contributions
Nice and free garden
May 2021
We love gardens and were pleased to learn of this place. It has a beautiful view of the Hudson river and the NJ Palisades. It is meticulous, with few weeds. The Persian influence is very unique.
Written May 31, 2021
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jcecce
Easton, PA41 contributions
Beautiful and relaxing
Feb 2021 • Solo
Even on a dark winter day, the grounds are impressive. I actually enjoyed seeing some left over snow from the recent storms. It made for some excellent black and white photos!
Written March 13, 2021
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nycmom22
New York City, NY2,456 contributions
Thirty minutes from Manhattan
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice views. Nice grounds three seasons a year. No fee. Can picnic just outside gates. Free parking. Bathrooms.
Written October 3, 2020
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chins01
Brooklyn, NY187 contributions
Beautiful place, but closed early without warning.
Aug 2020
This place is beautiful but we did not get any time to enjoy it. We requested a ticket for the 3:30 - 4 pm time slot. The website said they closed at 6pm, as did our ticket. We arrived just before 4pm and were told the gardens were closing at 4:30p.m. We drove over an hour to get to these gardens and would have requested an earlier timed entry had we known they were closing early for a ticketed outdoor concert. This was a planned early closing so there's really no excuse for not letting people know. The gardens should not have even offer a time entry at 4pm if they were closing at 4:30p.m.. Once we got inside the gardens were crowded with people doing photoshoots so it was hard to navigate without getting in the way. The views inside the garden were beautiful but we were only inside a few minutes when the staff started rushing everyone to head towards the exits. If you come here maybe try a weekday or a morning instead. If you're coming from a distance definitely call ahead to make sure the hours on your ticket are accurate.

We ended up walking the Croton Aqueduct Trail instead as there was an entrance nearby. It's not as pretty but was accessible and a very pleasant, long walk.
Written September 15, 2020
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Afoodie65
Cold Spring, NY1,217 contributions
A stroll through the gardens
Sep 2020
Beautiful gardens in Yonkers?? YES.
Be advised that during the pandemic, free, timed tickets are required (easy)
The gardens, sculptures and fountains are to be seen.
One pathway leads to an outstanding view of the Hudson River with the Palisades in the background.
We were disappointed that we were unable to see the mosaics but they are in process of being restored.
Written September 8, 2020
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Bermia E
1 contribution
Terrible
Aug 2020 • Solo
My name is Bermia Evora. Today I had a terrible experience at your garden. One of your workers went around checking and then came back with the police to escort me out of the garden supposedly because I was using a long camera lens. There were other people with long lenses and this didn’t happen to them. I have visited this garden many times including last week and never had this issue. I understand those seem to be your new rules which are not portrayed anywhere in the garden or online. However, the way the worker and the police handle the situation was not appropriate. They could have just told me to put it away or take it to the car and come back, and I would have understood that. This is a humiliating experience for me being escorted out of a place by police. The same worker saw me with a long camera lens last week and opened the door by the Love Temple so I could exit the garden since they were closing.
Written August 21, 2020
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