Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens,
The Conservancy and the City of Yonkers are working together to devise a plan for reopening the garden to the public slowly and carefully. As a first step, the garden will be open this holiday weekend (Saturday through Monday) for a limited number of 90-minute guided tours, with a maximum of ten people per tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance here. Please note that all rules—including face masks and social distancing—must be followed in order to visit. If things go smoothly, this will bring us closer to our goal of reopening the garden. Let's keep our collective fingers crossed.
The mild spring has made the south border of the Temple of Love especially lush this year. The masses of foliage show off a thousand different shades of green. It has never looked better and is really coming into its own.
And thank you as well to Timothy Tilghman and his team of gardeners who have revived Samuel Untermyer’s grand ambitions for this place. Timothy is going to virtually show us a different part of the garden every week during our closure, describing plants of note and the design reasons for their placement. This week’s video was taken in the Ruin Garden.
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy