Untermyer Gardens Garden Tours

Event Details

End: November 3, 2018
Contact: jbernard@untermyergardens.org
More Info: http://www.untermyergardens.org

This 43 acre National Landmark property in Yonkers, NY was once the 150 acre private estate of Samuel Untermyer (b.1858-d.1940).  The gardens were world famous in his lifetime but fell into ruin after his death.  Since 2010 the gardens are under restoration by the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy.  The Untermyers were variously contemporaries, colleagues, competitors and friends  of John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Albert Einstein and many other prominent people.  Mr. Untermyer and his wife were involved in many progressive causes of the early 20th century: the Sufragette movement, the Pujo Commission and anti trust legislation,  the fight against anti Semitism (successful plaintiff's attorney against Henry Ford) and anti Naziism.  They were also great patrons of the arts.  The architecture is also very interesting. We give 90 minute docent led tours April-November.  Take a look at the website untermyergardens.org and if you are interested in organizing a tour, contact jbernard@untermyergardens.org.   There are also unreserved tours every Sunday from late April to November, and as it is a municipal park, one can visit independently free of charge at any time.