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“Classical beauty”
Review of Untermyer Gardens

Untermyer Gardens
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Yonkers
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NY
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209 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Classical beauty”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Untermyer Gardens, the former estate of Samuel Untermyer, is the most beautiful park in Yonkers, perhaps in all of Westchester. It reminds me a little of the grounds of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif., though on a smaller scale. As you stand amid the flowers, overhanging trees and fountains, looking at the Persian-style sphinxes, Greek columns and the Hudson River, it's easy to feel yourself transported to a land of elegant, timeless, classical beauty. You can almost imagine Keats or Shelley reciting here (John Masefield, the poet laureate of England, lived and worked nearby around 1895), or imagine nymphs and satyrs cavorting in the pastoral scene. (OK, I shouldn't get carried away.) Descend the steep steps to get a closer look at the river. In the summer, concerts and the occasional play are presented. There is no better place around for these shows, and even when there's nothing going on, it's a quiet, idyllic spot. If you were to see nothing else in Yonkers, you would be advised to see this. It's on the National Register of Historic Places.

Visited April 2013
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Kew Gardens, New York
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“Lovely”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Untermyer Gardens are lovely, but it is a shame that they were allowed to deteriorate. I applaud the society working to restore them. New York lost a gem when it could not maintain the house and grounds. The walled garden has the most magnificent weeping beech trees (at lest that is what I believe them to be). The views to the Hudson River are stunning. I hope in the future the gardens can be further restored.

Visited May 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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“great river views.”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

i love this park. It is the most unique place to see the hudson. The fountains are beautiful in the summer. Sit under the trees and feel the temperature change from the hot sun. my kids enjoy going on the stage and performing improve style. singing and dancing we all have a great laugh. small kids will love the costume party at halloween, the tree lighting, or the puppet show in June. The senior center offers great classes fror all ages from pre school with Tara to dancing, yoga and exercise programs. bring the kids to see an occassional bride and peak into a stretch limo. Step into this Ancient greek style park and watch the sunset.

Visited December 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Little piece of heaven in Yonkers”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a gorgeous place! My brother had his pictures taken here for his wedding and it was a fairytale, It's a little piece of heaven in Yonkers.

Visited May 2012
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Yonkers, New York
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“You have to go”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Beautiful, beautiful place. Like nothing else in the area. Fountains, flowers, plants, trees. Grecian & Persian architecture.
Fabulous place!!

Visited November 2012
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