Tours of Untermyer Gardens
We offer 90-minute guided tours on Sunday, with a maximum of twelve people. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Our 90-minute tours are led by a volunteer docent, Conservancy president Stephen F. Byrns, or a staff member. You will visit the Walled Garden and its lower terrace, the Vista, the Temple of Love, and the Rock and Stream Garden. This route includes stairs and uneven terrain suited to sturdy shoes. Strollers are not suited to the terrain. Volunteer docent-led tours are $10, those led by Untermyer Gardens Conservancy staff are $20 and those led by Stephen F. Byrns are $25.
We offer four kinds of tours: a History Tour which enlivens a walk through the gardens with the history of Samuel Untermyer from his legal career to his fight for social good to his love of horticulture, a Garden Tour which focuses on the lavish plantings of the gardens, a President's Tour with Conservancy president and former architect Stephen. F. Byrns, and a Sunset Tour which offers a more leisurely tour through the gardens with an Untermyer Gardens Conservancy staff member in the evening.
Please follow the regular rules for garden visits: do not walk in flower beds, no sports, do not pick flowers or remove plants, put trash in provided trash bins, no food is allowed, amplified music is not allowed, no pets are allowed with the exception of service dogs as defined by the ADA, no drones, and no smoking.
In the event of tour cancellation due to weather, you will be refunded the full price of your ticket.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.