I couldn’t believe that there is no entrance fee at the Untermyer 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 Untermyer 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
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
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.
Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 45 minutes
Lakewood: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Monsey: 35 minutes